Southampton hope to keep hold of West Ham loanee Downes

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Southampton hope to keep hold of West Ham loanee Downes
Southampton hope to keep hold of West Ham loanee Downes
Southampton hope to keep hold of West Ham loanee DownesFlashscore
Downes played a key role in Saints' promotion winning campaign.

Saints boss Russell Martin is eager to keep the midfielder and talks are planned with the Hammers.

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Downes has stated he "loved" his time at St Mary's.

However, the midfielder is West Ham-mad and still retains hopes of establishing himself with the Irons.