TT Introduces: George Thomas

TT Introduces: George Thomas

Leicester City supporters in the Transfer Tavern are very much looking forward to the 2018/19 Premier League season, what with their side seeking to build upon their respectable ninth place finish last term.

The Foxes made a poor start to the campaign and were languishing in the relegation zone when Craig Shakespeare lost his job, with ex-Southampton boss Claude Puel taking the reins. And the Frenchman led the side away from the bottom three and to a mid-table finish come the end of the campaign, although their form in 2018 was something of a worry given they managed just five wins from their 18 league matches.

Nonetheless, there are many expectant Leicester fans up and down the country, several of whom are wondering who could be the next youngster to break out from the club’s youth ranks, whether that be this season or indeed in the years to come.

And having already made huge strides on the international scene for Wales, 21-year-old sensation George Thomas could finally make his mark at the 2016 league champions this term.

The attacker began his youth career at Coventry City before being snapped up by the Foxes back in the summer of 2017, although he was unable to record a single senior appearance for Puel’s men last season, despite appearing on the bench three times over the course of the campaign.

However, it’s pretty clear that Thomas has immense talent and potential having scored nine goals in 36 games for Coventry during the 2016/17 season, including netting what turned out to be the winner for the Sky Blues in their Checkatrade Trophy success over Oxford United back in May 2017.

Yet he had to make-do with appearances for the Leicester development squad last season, although he certainly proved his worth for that side in netting seven goals and laying on three assists for the Midlands outfit, thus helping them to a third place finish in Division One of Premier League 2.

And his fine efforts for both the Under-23s and indeed Coventry in years gone by culminated in his senior Wales debut back in May, what with the 21-year-old coming off the bench in their 0-0 draw with Mexico.

Thus, with Thomas seemingly in the thoughts of Wales boss Ryan Giggs heading into their UEFA Nations League campaign which begins in September, it’s now time for the attacker to finally make his mark at club level with Leicester this season.

Leicester fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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