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Leicester sign Welsh striker Thomas from Coventry

Britain Football Soccer - Coventry City v Oxford United - 2017 Checkatrade Trophy Final - Wembley Stadium - 2/4/17 Coventry's George Thomas celebrates scoring their second goal Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Tony O'Brien Livepic
Britain Football Soccer - Coventry City v Oxford United - 2017 Checkatrade Trophy Final - Wembley Stadium - 2/4/17 Coventry's George Thomas celebrates scoring their second goal Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Tony O'Brien Livepic

(Reuters) - Leicester City have signed forward George Thomas from League Two side Coventry City for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old, who has represented Wales at youth level, scored nine goals in 36 appearances for Coventry last season, including the winner in April's EFL Trophy final against Oxford United.

Leicester-born Thomas came through the ranks at Coventry before making his debut as a 16-year-old against Leyton Orient in January 2014.

Coventry and Leicester agreed a fee after Thomas, whose contract expired in June, rejected fresh terms.

"We are disappointed George has come to this decision," Coventry manager Mark Robins told the club website (www.ccfc.co.uk).

"He is a fantastic lad and everyone associated with Coventry City wish him all the very best. Hopefully our paths can cross again at some point in the future."

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Amlan Chakrabortty)

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