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Leicester land highly-rated Thomas on three-year deal

 

Leicester have completed a move for highly-rated youngster George Thomas from Coventry on a three-year deal. The 20-year-old, who can play either as a striker or in midfield, came through the ranks at the Ricoh Arena and scored nine times in 36 senior appearances for the Sky Blues, including the winner in last season's EFL Trophy final triumph over Oxford.

Thomas, who made his Coventry debut as a 16-year-old, has represented Wales at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-20 level, and scored both goals in the Under-20's group-stage draw with the Ivory Coast at this summer's Toulon tournament.

He has joined the Foxes for an undisclosed fee.

Thomas said: "I've played 50-odd games at professional level, so maybe I have got that head start over other 20-year-olds. Hopefully I can use that experience to get into the first team.

"The aim is to try and hit the ground running."

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