Flynn wins battle for Britton
By Neil Foster
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 20-year-old spent time on loan at The Vetch Field last term but most fans felt he would return to Upton Park for the start of next season.
But Flynn pursued the man who joined the club on-loan in December and stayed until the end of the season.
He told the Western Daily Mail: "He played a big part in keeping us in the league, next he can play a big part in our success."
Flynn is also hoping to secure the signature of Roberto Martinez, who has gone home to Spain to consider the offer.
"Getting Leon to join us full-time is a massive boost for everybody. If we could sign Roberto as well that would put the icing on the cake."
It is thought that Britton will have to take a pay cut from his West Ham wages to continue playing for The Swans, but Flynn feels the fans have played a part in helping the youngster to make up his mind.
He added: "Leon was idolised by the fans down here and as a player it's lovely to be thought of in that way.
"Of course he would love to have gone back to West Ham and made his mark in the first team but Leon could also see the level of ambition that I've got at Swansea City.
"Towards the end of the season he could see the level of passion the fans have down here at The Vetch."