Champ clubs queue up to take Grimes on loan from Swansea

Pete O'Rourke
Matt Grimes: Swansea may send him out on loan

Swansea are considering sending highly-rated midfielder Matt Grimes out on loan before the close of the loan window, sources have told TEAMtalk.

Grimes, who is the captain of England’s Under-20s, has seen his first-team chances limited so far this season.

The 19-year-old has yet to feature in the Premier League this term, with his only two starts coming in the Capital One Cup, but Swansea having been knocked out of the competition by Hull his first-team opportunities will be even more limited.

Grimes is highly-regarded at Swansea after they beat a host of Premier League clubs to his signature from Exeter in January for £1.75million which broke Exeter’s record transfer sale of £500,000.

The classy playmaker, who made his debut for Exeter as a 17-year-old, made three Premier League appearances off the bench at the back end of last season.

Swansea feel Grimes’ development wouldbe best served to go out on loan for a short period to get valuable first-team action under his belt.

The news has alerted a host of Championship and League One sides to Grimes’ possible availability as they look to bolster their squads before the loan window closes next week.