Do Swansea need Tottenham Hotspur youngster Tom Carroll?

Swansea City are no longer in need of Tottenham Hotspur's Tom Carroll, as they have already signed Matt Grimes.

Swansea City no longer need to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Carroll, because they may block the progress of another one of their prospects if they do. 

Swansea spent a significant fee on Matt Grimes to bring him in from Exeter City and the arrival of Carroll would seemingly only serve to hamper his progress.

The 19-year-old is making a considerable step-up from League Two, but he appears to have all the talent required to be a major star.

An England youth international, Grimes has already shown his worth in senior football and his arrival has excited Swansea fans.

Although he is not ready for first-team action, at the top-level, yet he should be within the next few seasons and it limits the need for Carroll.

Like Grimes, the Tottenham Hotspur loanee is a technical astute midfielder, and it would be hard to see both forming a midfield axis together as their playing styles are too similar. 

Although Carroll is further along in his progress currently, he is still needs to do a lot of developing in the future and will need first-team football if he is to fulfil his potential. 

It seems an impossible task to do this, while trying to find a space for Grimes and it means that spending £5 million, the price Tottenham are said by the Independent to be asking for, on him may be misplaced - simply due to their other options. 

Carroll remains a talented player, but Swansea may have to realise that they simply aren't the best place for the 22-year-old to develop at and they may be better off focusing their attentions on Grimes' development rather than putting another obstacle in his path. 

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