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

Fulham are set to sign Swansea midfielder Matt Grimes, with the captain’s impending departure being a major factor behind manager Steve Cooper’s decision to leave

  • Swansea midfielder and captain Matt Grimes is ready for a transfer to Fulham . to secure
  • Grimes has been the subject of interest from Southampton and Newcastle United
  • The impending departure of the 26-year-old played a role in the departure of Steve Cooper

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

The pending sale of the 26-year-old midfielder was believed to be one of the factors contributing to Steve Cooper’s decision to leave Swansea last week.

Grimes is one of the most consistent players in the Championship and has captured the attention of 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 examination next week.

Fulham are continuing to build a capable roster for new boss Marco Silva, having signed Liverpool’s Harry Wilson on a £12m deal and former Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga this weekend.

Grimes' impending departure played a major role in manager Steve Cooper's decision to leave

Grimes’ impending departure played a major role in manager Steve Cooper’s decision to leave

Swansea seeks replacement for Cooper after John Eustace chose to join QPR .  to stay

Swansea seeks replacement for Cooper after John Eustace chose to join QPR . to stay

Swansea are looking for a new manager to succeed Cooper after top contender John Eustace chose to stay with QPR.

Eustace had an interview with Swansea last week and has tentatively agreed to participate but had reservations over the weekend.

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

The club’s preparations for the season have been hit by positive cases of coronavirus, with the friendly against Bristol Rovers being cancelled.

Swansea will kick off their championship campaign on August 7 when they face Blackburn.

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