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‘I’m really surprised by this’ – Everton hold interest in 23-year-old: Opinion

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Swansea City made it a top-ten finish in the Championship in Graham Potter’s first season in charge at the Liberty Stadium following a 2-2 draw against Blackburn Rovers on the final day of the season.

A player who has had a stand-out season for Potter has been 23-year-old midfielder Matt Grimes who scored one goal and made four assists in 46 appearances this season.

Grimes’ form this season has brought him to the attention of some bigger clubs, with Everton preparing a bid for the England under-21 star in the summer, according to Football Insider.

So, would Grimes be a good signing for Everton?

We discuss……..

Ben Lang

“Grimes has been extremely impressive this season, but there is a risk of this move coming too soon.

“Grimes was only playing for a struggling League One side last season, with this being his breakthrough season in the Championship.

“He may struggle for regular football at Everton so I think he should continue his development at Swansea.”

Gary Hutchinson

“I’m really surprised by this.

“I even had to double check it wasn’t a wind up.

“He’s a decent player, no doubt, but he’s not Everton quality.

“I can’t see the sense here.”

Toby Wilding

“It’s been a good season for Grimes this year, but before that he has flattered to deceive on plenty of occasions.

“Taking him into the Premier League for the first time could therefore be a risk, though he is certainly an option to develop and build for the future, which may be the way Everton decide to proceed.”

George Brooks

“Potentially, although I find this one more surprising than Daniel James.

“Grimes is a good player and has done well for Swansea in the Championship this season, but he could find it quite difficult to make the step up to the Premier League.

“At this stage of his career, I’m not sure Grimes has done enough to warrant a move to a team like Everton.

“At 23 though, his best years are still ahead of him.”

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