Leicester City have announced the signing of George Thomas from Coventry City.
The 20-year old has for long been a target for the Foxes, and they finally have him after the two clubs reached an agreement worth £450,000 plus add-ons. The Sky Blues were due compensation for Thomas, which is understood to have been the main reason behind the delay.
Thomas is a product of Coventry City’s academy, mostly remembered for his winner in the EFL Cup final at Wembley. Although one of their own, the U-20 Wales international was born in Leicester and still lives there. Talk about familiarity.
Speaking about his move to the King Power Stadium to LCFC TV, George Thomas said:
"“I’m buzzing, I’m delighted to get it over the line finally and I’m looking forward to the season coming and seeing what I can do.“I’ve seen a few of the boys in the changing room. It’s all good at the minute. The facilities are unbelievable and I just can’t wait to get started.“It’s my hometown, I only live 10-15 minutes away in Wigston. It’s always good to play for your hometown team so hopefully I can push on from here.”"
The young Englishman becomes the fifth signing of the summer for Leicester City, the other four arrivals being Harry Maguire, Vicente Iborra, Eldin Jakupovic and Kelechi Iheanacho.
Thomas, who made his debut at the age of 16, is expected to play with the Leicester City Development Squad to try and prepare himself for first team action as soon as possible.
Craig Shakespeare will also look to add another centre-back before the transfer window closes, with Robert Huth set to warm the bench for some time. Leicester City will also have to keep a check on Danny Drinkwater, who is a reported target for Chelsea.
It is understood that the interest in Drinkwater is serious and that the Blues could accelerate their pursuit in the coming days. While Leicester City have made it clear that the 27-year old is not for sale, it won’t put the Premier League champions off.