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Fulham set to sign Swansea’s Matt Grimes with move key factor behind Steve Cooper’s choice to leave

Fulham set to sign Swansea midfielder Matt Grimes with captain’s impending departure a key factor behind manager Steve Cooper’s decision to leave

  • Swansea midfielder and captain Matt Grimes is set to secure a move to Fulham 
  • Grimes was the subject of interest from Southampton and Newcastle United 
  • The 26-year-old’s impending departure played a part in Steve Cooper leaving

Swansea City captain Matt Grimes is closing on a move to Fulham.

The pending sale of the 26-year-old midfielder was thought to be one of the contributing factors to Steve Cooper deciding to leave Swansea last week.

Grimes is one of the most consistent performers in the Championship and has attracted attention from Premier League clubs such as Southampton and Newcastle United.

Fulham are set to complete the signing of Swansea midfielder and captain Matt Grimes

He is due to undergo a medical next week.

Fulham are continuing to build a capable squad for new boss Marco Silva having signed Harry Wilson from Liverpool in a £12m deal at the weekend and former Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

Grimes' impending departure played a key part in manager Steve Cooper's decision to leave

Grimes’ impending departure played a key part in manager Steve Cooper’s decision to leave

Swansea are looking for a replacement for Cooper after John Eustace chose to stay at QPR

Swansea are looking for a replacement for Cooper after John Eustace chose to stay at QPR

Swansea are looking for a new manager to succeed Cooper after leading candidate John Eustace opted to stay at QPR.

Eustace had an interview with Swansea last week and provisionally agreed to join but had second thoughts over the weekend.

So far in this transfer window Swansea have brought in Liam Walsh, Kyle Joseph and Joel Piroe.

The club’s pre-season preparations have been affected by positive coronavirus cases, with the friendly against Bristol Rovers having been cancelled.

Swansea get their Championship campaign underway on August 7 when they face Blackburn away. 

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