Luke Ayling congratulates Leeds flop Matt Grimes on new Swansea deal

Matt Grimes of Swansea City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Reading at the Liberty Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Grimes struggled during his loan spell at Leeds during 2016-17.

Matt Grimes of Swansea City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Swansea City at the AESSEAL New York Stadium on November 03, 2018 in Rotherham,...

Matt Grimes has signed a new deal at Swansea City to keep him with the club until the summer of 2022 - and Leeds United defender Luke Ayling congratulated the defender on his Instagram post.

Grimes, 23, has been integral to Swansea's campaign so far, featuring in 15 of the club's 16 Championship outings so far. He has even shown his versatility, starring in his preferred position of central midfield as well as left-back.

 

It is a big achievement for Grimes, who struggled during a loan spell at Leeds in 2016-17 after being lured to Elland Road by Garry Monk who he worked with at Swansea. He managed just 12 appearances throughout the whole season.

Grimes posted on Instagram after signing a new deal, with his previous contract set to see the England Under-21 international leave next summer. Former teammate Ayling commented on the post.

Grimes Ayling Instagram Comment

Grimes went on loan to Northampton Town last season, starring in League One despite the club's relegation to League Two. He clocked up 47 appearances, managing four goals and 11 assists from midfield.

Such form saw Graham Potter give Grimes a chance in Swansea's first team following their relegation to the Championship and Grimes has jumped at the opportunity - being rewarded with a new deal.

23rd October 2018, Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales; EFL Championship football, Swansea City versus Blackburn Rovers; Matt Grimes of Swansea City hits a volley at goal but misses the target

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch