Leicester City have this morning confirmed the signing of the Coventry City youngster, George Thomas.
Thomas was the hero for Coventry in Wembley last April as he scored a superb goal to help the team on their way to a 2-1 victory in the EFL Trophy final, which capped a breakthrough season for the young star.
Thomas also impressed while playing for Wales’ U-20s over the summer in the Toulon Tournament and scored two goals in a 2-2 draw against the Ivory Coast.
The 20-year old’s contract ran out over the summer and Leicester have been able to snap up the youngster for a reported £450,000 in compensation, according to the Coventry Telegraph.
The Leicester native had been offered a new deal at Coventry but chose to accept a new challenge at his home town club instead. He has signed a three-year deal with the Foxes, who reportedly fought off competition from Newcastle and Swansea for the highly-rated attacker.
Leicester City fans should not expect the youngster to be immediately thrown into the first team reckoning and it is expected that he will either join up with Leicester’s under-23s or be sent out on loan to a Championship or League One club to gain some more first team experience.
Leicester will surely be hoping that this signing will prove to be a smart piece of business in the long-term.
Kieran McCarthy, Pundit Arena