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Swansea City midfielder Matt Grimes joins Leeds United on season-long loan

Swansea City midfielder Matt Grimes joins Leeds United on a season-long loan.

Swansea City midfielder Matt Grimes has moved to Leeds United on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old will reunite with manager Garry Monk, who signed the England Under-21 international from Exeter City when he was in charge of Swansea last year.

Grimes is the second arrival from the Welsh club at Elland Road following Kyle Bartley's move to the Championship outfit.

"It's a great feeling," Grimes told Leeds'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."

For half of last season, Grimes was sent out on loan to Blackburn Rovers, where he made 12 appearances.


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