According to the Coventry Telegraph, Leeds are one of a number of clubs interested in Coventry City’s Wembley hero George Thomas.
The local Coventry man has attracted interest from Leeds and Burnley according to the report, following a breakthrough season for the struggling League One side. The twenty year old scored the winner for the Sky Blues at Wembley on Sunday in the Checkatrade Trophy Final, which was Thomas’ sixth goal in all competitions so far this term, after racking up 29 appearances for his boyhood side.
Thomas has climbed the ranks at Coventry after joining the club as a youngster and has worked his way up through the academy levels, and eventually made his first first team appearance in 2014. As well as playing for his club side on a regular basis, the youngster has also represented Wales at Under19 and Under17 level- despite being born in Leicester. In eight Under19 appearances Thomas has scored a respectable three goals, with his first coming against Albania in 2014, ten months after his breakthrough into the Coventry first team.
George’s performances this season, most noticeably during 2017, have been noticeable in a Coventry side who are currently rock bottom of League One. This has alerted Leeds and Burnley in the versatile forward, who mainly plays on the right hand side of attack. Furthermore, Thomas’ contract is up at the end of the season, meaning he can move to another club for a minimal compensation fee- as he is under 23 years old- at when it has finished without his current parent club Coventry stopping him.
United will be looking to add to their attacking options at the end of the season, but is George Thomas- who is currently unproven at Championship level- the answer and a suitable back up striker to Kiwi Chris Wood?