Report: Leicester and Rangers' League 2 target '50/50' about leaving

Coventry manager Mark Robins

Coventry manager Mark Robins says the chances of Leicester and Rangers target George Thomas leaving the club are "50/50".

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has revealed that the likelihood of George Thomas leaving the club this summer are rated at "50/50".

Thomas is out of contract at the Ricoh Arena, but because the 20-year-old is under the age of 24, any side that wants to sign him will have to pay Coventry a compensation fee - or one will be decided by a tribunal if no agreement is made.

Coventry's George Thomas celebrates scoring their second goalCoventry's George Thomas celebrates scoring their second goal

The youngster has attracted the interest of several Premier League and Championship teams after impressing for Coventry in 2016/17 with nine goals in 36 appearances in all competitions.

The Daily Mail reported at the start of July that Leicester City had made a £450,000 bid to secure Thomas' services, also adding that fellow top flight sides Burnley, Newcastle United and Swansea City had shown interest.

Meanwhile, HITC understood from sources close to Rangers that the Scottish Premiership outfit were prepared to tempt the forward into making the move across the border.

The Coventry Telegraph also outlined a number of second tier sides - including Derby County, Leeds United and QPR - also keeping tabs and Robins has now told the same newspaper that Thomas could indeed leave the League Two club:

Coventry manager Mark RobinsCoventry manager Mark Robins

"He's keeping his options open as he's entitled to do that.

"I have had conversations with him and it’s still 50/50. I'm still hopeful it will pan out our way.

"He needs to make sure that whatever decision he makes, and he hasn't made one yet, is the right one for his career moving forward."

Thomas missed Coventry's 1-0 pre-season friendly victory over Sutton United and has not travelled with the squad on their current tour of Spain as he is out of contract and therefore does not have insurance.

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