According to the Coventry Telegraph, 20-year-old George Thomas is set to join Premier League side Leicester City today. The Welsh youth international who decided to not sign a new contract with the League Two side and has been a subject to interest from a host of clubs all throughout the summer.
Coventry's George Thomas celebrates after scoring during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Final
Other Premier League sides, like Swansea City and Newcastle, were also reportedly interested in the youngster (according to Wales Online). But, Thomas seems to have chosen the 2015-16 Premier League winners as his next club with both clubs due to agree on a compensation fee (as he is under the age of 24).
An attacking midfielder who can also play as a striker, George broke into the senior Coventry side back in 2015, but really showcased his quality last season as one of the standout performers for the Sky Blues. He scored 9 goals in 36 games, which included a winner in the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley.
It is still unclear if George will be part of the Leicester first team this season, given they have also signed Kelechi Iheanacho who joins the likes of Jamie Vardy, Islam Slimani, Shinji Okazaki, Leonardo Ulloa and Ahmed Musa at the King Power Stadium.
Craig Shakespeare, Manager of Leicester City