Rangers summer target proving prolific for Leicester U23s, should Gers make loan bid?

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers wanted to bring George Thomas to Ibrox in the summer before he moved to Leicester City.

Coventry's George Thomas celebrates after scoring the teams second goal of the game during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Final between Coventry City and Oxford United at Wembley Stadium on...

According to a report from HITC Sport in July, Rangers were keen to bring George Thomas to Ibrox after his bright season for Coventry that included a goal in the Football League Trophy final win.

Ultimately however, the Gers would miss out on the 20-year-old as he instead joined Premier League side Leicester City, signing a three-year deal, according to BBC Sport.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

But perhaps Pedro Caixinha should not rule reigniting their interest in the youngster after his sensational start to the season for the Foxes' under-23 side.

Thomas has scored four goals in six starts for the under-23s, while he has also scored three in his last three games for Wales' under-21 side, so could arguably do little more to make a statement to Craig Shakespeare regarding giving him a first-team chance.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

That kind of form should certainly tempt Caixinha into contemplating a loan move during the January transfer window, as he could arguably contribute to the Gers' Scottish Premiership campaign.

Thomas is capable of playing in midfield or up front, and it is in the latter position that Rangers could arguably do with further depth with just Alfredo Morelos, Eduardo Herrera and Kenny Miller currently their only senior options, while Ryan Hardie is impressing for the youth side. 

If Rangers did make a bid and did make a promise to Leicester that he would play a certain amount of games at Ibrox, then you would have thought that the Foxes would have few qualms about letting him go until the end of the season while he does not appear to be on the first-team radar at the King Power Stadium.

And if Thomas replicated the form at Rangers that he has shown for the Leicester and Wales youth teams, he would undoubtedly be as fantastic a signing as the Gers would have hoped he may have been when they were looking at him in the summer.

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