English Premiership

Swansea midfielder joins Monk at Leeds

2016-07-07 12:19
Matt Grimes (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Swansea midfielder Matt Grimes has joined his former manager Gary Monk in the Championship with Leeds on a season-long loan.

The England Under-21 international has struggled to command regular game-time at the Liberty Stadium and spent four months on loan with Blackburn Rovers last term, making 12 appearances.

"It's a great feeling," he told the club's official website. "This was a no-brainer for me - it's such a big club and we're looking to have a really strong season.

"I'm really excited to come here and play football - that's the aim for me this season. Coming here gives me a really good chance to do that at a high level.

"Garry Monk and Pep Clotet were really good to me when I was at Swansea. They helped me a lot and nurtured me when I was a young player coming through, so it will be great to work with them again.

"I'm really looking forward to getting going. I can't wait to get to Ireland, start training and get some games under my belt - which is what pre-season is all about."

Grimes joined the Swans in January 2015 from Exeter City for a fee of £1.75m after making 62 first-team appearances before the age of 19 for the League Two outfit.


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