Leeds fans react to Matt Grimes extension at Swansea

Matt Grimes of Swansea City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Queens Park Rangers at the Liberty Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Former Leeds United midfielder Matt Grimes has been given a new contract with Swansea City.

Matt Grimes of Leeds United beats Max Clark of Cambridge United to the ball during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Cambridge United and Leeds United at Cambs Glass Stadium on...

Leeds United fans on Twitter are trolling Swansea City on Twitter.

The South-Wales side have given midfielder Matt Grimes a contract extension until 2022, with the 23-year-old enduring a very forgettable loan spell at Leeds a couple of years back.

Signed by Garry Monk, Grimes managed only one Championship start for the Elland Road club during the 2016-17 season, and didn't play a single game past January after starting a shock 1-0 FA Cup defeat by Sutton.

That being said, the young midfielder, who has impressed in a left-back role this season, has clearly bounced back to form, starting 10 of the Swans' 16 games as Graham Potter's side sit three points adrift of a playoff spot.

 

But Leeds fans have still mocked the decision to extend his contract nonetheless.

It's worth noting that Grimes had serious competition for a midfield place during his time at Elland Road, which might go some way toward explaining his failure to impress.

At the time, Monk had an in-form Eunan O'Kane, Ronaldo Vieira and Kalvin Phillips who were both young and hungry after emerging from the academy, and Liam Bridcutt in his first full season in West Yorkshire.

A lot of decent central midfielders would struggle for regular football with that level of competition, so perhaps Grimes deserves the benefit of the doubt.

Uche Ikpeazu of Cambridge United takes on Matt Grimes of Leeds United during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Cambridge United and Leeds United at Cambs Glass Stadium on...

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