Leeds loanee Matt Grimes named breakout prospect for Swansea by respected football magazine

Swansea's Matt Grimes in action with Nottingham Forest's Henri Lansbury

FourFourTwo picked the midfielder as a player of outstanding potential from Premier League clubs.

Blackburn Rovers' Matt GrimesMatt Grimes

New Leeds United loanee Matt Grimes has been named Swansea City's breakout prospect by respected football publication FourFourTwo.

That Grimes has talent is not up for debate, but it is a sign of how much potential he has when he has been named as a player who could star in the Premier League, even though he is set to feature in the Championship next season.

The midfielder has joined the Whites for entirety of the coming season, linking up with former Swansea boss Garry Monk, who signed him at the Premier League outfit.

Swansea manager Garry MonkGarry Monk

And FourFourTwo certainly perceive Grimes to be a top prospect, selecting him one of 20 players employed at Premier League clubs to keep an eye on. Interestingly, their recognition of the player alongside his qualities should shed some light on the way Monk will be looking for Leeds to play this season, and it will make positive reading for the Yorkshire giant's fan base.

"If ever a player was suited to Swansea's governing philosophy, it's Grimes," they wrote of the player.

"He's never going to become a "star" in the true sense, because his future probably lies at the heart of midfield rather than in a position of obvious or dramatic influence. However, Swansea have long since been reliant on the same deep-lying passing attributes which Grimes possesses.

Swansea's Matt Grimes in action with Nottingham Forest's Henri LansburySwansea's Matt Grimes in action with Nottingham Forest's Henri Lansbury

"He will likely emerge [as a Swansea star] sooner rather than later. If he can impress on loan at Leeds this term first, that is."

The 20-year-old, who joined Swansea in 2015, has already gone some way to making the grade at Championship level, as a standout player at Blackburn Rovers last season. 

Having moved up from League Two outfit Exeter City, Grimes would go on to make Premier League appearances for the Swans in each of the last two campaigns, scoring his first goal for the club in the League Cup win over York City last year.

Moving to Ewood Park in February, Grimes made 13 Championship appearances at Blackburn, while also becoming a member of Gareth Southagate's England Under-21 squad.

He is now set for an extended bash at the division at Elland Road.

Jack Cork celebrates with Matt Grimes after scoring the third goal for SwanseaJack Cork celebrates with Matt Grimes after scoring for Swansea

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