Swans ‘lead­ing the race for Sky Blues for­ward Thomas’

Coventry Telegraph - - FOOTBALL -

PRE­MIER League Swansea City are lead­ing a host of clubs in the race to land Coven­try City for­ward Ge­orge Thomas, ac­cord­ing to a re­port in a na­tional news­pa­per.

Le­ices­ter City have also been mon­i­tor­ing the 20-year-old this sum­mer, but it now ap­pears that the Swans are in pole po­si­tion, say The In­de­pen­dent.

Thomas rep­re­sented Wales U20s in the Toulon Tour­na­ment ear­lier this month, and af­ter pro­duc­ing a string of im­pres­sive per­for­mances for Rob Page’s men, sev­eral clubs from higher di­vi­sions have taken note.

The Tele­graph un­der­stands that Swansea have not yet submitted a bid for the tal­ented young­ster, although they ex­pect the for­ward to cost around £500,000 in com­pen­sa­tion.

Should they man­age to se­cure his ser­vices, man­ager Paul Cle­ment is likely to loan the player out to a Cham­pi­onship club, rather than play him in the U23s at the Lib­erty Sta­dium.

The Sky Blues Acad­emy grad­u­ate, who is cur­rently out of con­tract, shot his name into the head­lines back in April af­ter fir­ing City into a 2-0 lead dur­ing the Check­a­trade Tro­phy fi­nal at Wem­b­ley. Pre­mier League Burn­ley, and Cham­pi­onship clubs Leeds and QPR are also be­lieved to be weigh­ing up po­ten­tial moves for the Wales youth in­ter­na­tional this sum­mer.

De­spite hav­ing been with the Sky Blues since pri­mary school, the Acad­emy grad­u­ate could be swayed by a move away from the Ri­coh Arena with the lure of higher wages and a bet­ter stan­dard of foot­ball too good to turn down.

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