Swansea City captain Matt Grimes has signed a new long-term deal with the Welsh club. The 26-year-old will stay at the Liberty Stadium until 2025.
Matt Grimes Commits Future to Swansea City
Despite concerns over a new deal, Swansea skipper Matt Grimes has finally committed his future to the club by signing a new long-term deal.
The 26-year-old, who joined the Swans in 2015 from Exeter City, has played every minute of the Championship season so far and has now reached 175 appearances for the club.
Having been linked with a move to Fulham in the summer as the midfielder entered the final year of his contract, both the club and player were relieved to get the deal done.
What Matt Grimes Said
Speaking to the club’s official website, Grimes said: “I am buzzing, it is a fantastic project here and everyone knows how much I love the club.
“I am really happy, and I am so pleased to get it over the line.
“The way in which we are playing has been massive. From the moment the new manager came in I knew I would take to his style straight away and I am enjoying my football now, probably more so than I have any other year.
“It is such a big part of a footballer’s life to be enjoying your football and the football you play.
“I know it sounds silly, but it has been a huge factor in me staying and I couldn’t be happier. The club have appointed a fantastic manager in Russell Martin, and we are on the way to doing something really special here, I believe.
“I love the club with all my heart, my partner loves it here and my daughter was born here, so it is the perfect place for me.”
Moving Up the Table
Now, Grimes and his Swansea teammates will be looking to move up the Championship table. The Welsh club currently sit in 12th position with six wins, five draws and six losses.
Russell Martin’s side lost 4-0 against Bournemouth before the international break and will be looking to bounce back against Blackpool.