Leicester have completed a move for highly rated youngster George Thomas from Coventry on a three-year deal.
The Leicester-born 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 his the under-20s’ 2-2 group-stage draw with the Ivory Coast at this summer’s Toulon Tournament.
He has joined the Foxes for an undisclosed fee, which is believed to be around £450,000, plus add-ons.
Thomas told LCFC TV:
“I’ve played 50-odd games at professional level, so maybe I have got that head start over other 20-year-olds in the country. Hopefully I can use that experience to get into the first team here.
“The aim is to play first-team football and try and help the club. That’s the aim, to try and hit the ground running.”