Grimes delighted to clinch Swans move
2nd January 2015
New boy Matty Grimes admitted to breathing a huge sigh of relief today after ending an "agonising wait" to become a Swansea City player.
The Exeter midfielder finally put pen to paper on a four and a half-year contract at the Liberty Stadium to confirm a dream move that end a "stressful month" of speculation.
"I'm glad it's done - I'm delighted,'' declared the highly-rated 19-year-old, who moves from the League Two club for an undisclosed fee. "I seem to have been waiting a long time for this day to finally arrive.
"We've been talking about it for well over a month and, if I'm honest, it's been really stressful waiting for the move to be finalised; agonising at times.
"It's a sad day to leave Exeter because I've been with the club from the age of 10. They've been fantastic to me and I can only thank them for their help. It's a great club with good people and supporters.
"But I'm moving on to bigger and better things and I hope it's the start of another successful chapter in my career.
"I can't wait to get started. Obviously I need to settle in first, get in and around the first team and hope to take any opportunities that come my way in the future.
"I've watched a lot of Swansea, especially over the last month or so, and I'm a big fan of Ki (Sung-Yueng). We played against Swansea in pre-season and I thought he was class.
"But they've got good players all over the pitch and I love their style. The manager instils total football into the players and the club seems really grounded, probably because they've come from the bottom in such a short space of time.
"It's going to be great to be part of all that."
Meanwhile, young Swans defender Daniel Alfei has returned from his loan move at Northampton Town.