By Will Butcher
Garry Monk has made his fifth Leeds signing by landing Swansea starlet Matt Grimes – and fans are delighted with this summer’s transfer activity so far.
The England Under-21 international joins on a season-long loan from Monk’s former side, joining Kyle Bartley in making the trip from South Wales to Yorkshire.
Grimes, 20, was signed by Monk in January 2015 for a fee of £1.8million from League Two side Exeter, after winning Player of the Year in his first season at St. James’ Park.
Leeds announced on their official website that Grimes will now join the rest of the Leeds squad in Ireland, as they prepare to face Shamrock Rovers and Shelbourne.
Leeds fans took to Twitter to express their delight over Monk’s activity this summer so far.
Many voiced their pleasure that it appears to be Monk calling the shots, and not temperamental chairman Massimo Cellino, as well as stating that they believe Grimes to be a strong signing.
Here are a selection of their messages:
— Dave Caird (@djcaird85) July 7, 2016
Encouraged by the transfer business of last 24 hours… Still holding out for a CB/CM leader, but Monk doing well on peanuts. #lufc
— EastStandUpper (@EastStandUpper) July 7, 2016
— Smeddy lufc (@smeddy69) July 7, 2016
Monk's not messing about so far! #LUFC
— Ben Mcparland (@Ben_McParland) July 7, 2016
What is good about all these signings though is that it seems Monk is calling the shots which has to be a step in the right direction #lufc
— James Furlong (@Furlong_95) July 7, 2016
Gary Monk is pulling off all kinds of deals. #Lufc
— Alex Thomas (@athomas05) July 6, 2016
I feel like Garry Monk is the first manager that Cellino is giving freedom, really hope that's the case and it continues. #lufc
— TomMellor (@MellorFootball) July 7, 2016
Rumour has it Matt Grimes can beat the first man from a corner, pass it on. #lufc
— Katie Wadsworth (@ktjwads) July 7, 2016
Grimes is versatile on the pitch, being able to play in a number of midfield positions. One fan spotted that he’s versatile off it too, being able to partake in multiple sports.
— Dan (@danstan2000) July 7, 2016