Swans ‘leading the race for Sky Blues forward Thomas’
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.