In keeping with journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke, Thomas was in line for a potential mortgage transfer in January, with Championship facet Sunderland seemingly the probably vacation spot.
George Thomas (Coventry Metropolis Wembley hero) had been lined up by Leicester Metropolis for a mortgage in January, with Sunderland likeliest. However I am informed he is completed so properly for Leicester U23s that Claude Puel is now pondering of selling him to 1st crew.
— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) December 4, 2017
Nevertheless, having joined Leicester from Coventry Metropolis in the summertime, the 20-year-old has seemingly made sturdy sufficient progress to advantage an opportunity within the senior squad as an alternative.
Leicester Below-23 supervisor Steve Beaglehole hinted to the Leicester Mercury final month that whereas a mortgage was extra imminently on the playing cards, a promotion to first-team motion wouldn’t really come as a shock if Thomas maintained his kind.
“The following step for him in January will probably be to exit on mortgage or, who is aware of, if he retains making the impression he’s making, being in and across the first crew,” Beaglehole stated on the time.
The identical Mercury report famous that former Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare had commonly been checking on the progress of the membership’s U23 facet, one thing that has continued since Frenchman Claude Puel took cost following Shakespeare’s dismissal.
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Puel has a robust popularity relating to younger gamers. Previous to being named head coach at Monaco in 1999, he managed the membership’s reserve facet and has had a watch on youth growth wherever he has been since, famously handing a 16-year-old Eden Hazard his senior debut at Lille again in 2007.