Championship duo Derby County and Queens Park Rangers are rivalling a whole host of Premier League sides for the signature of Coventry City’s George Thomas, according to Wales Online.
The 20-year-old came up through the youth ranks at the Ricoh Arena and subsequently earned his senior debut for the Sky Blues, which came back in January 2014 in a 2-0 defeat at Leyton Orient.
And the versatile attacker has since gone on to appear a further 52 times for the Midlands outfit, and last season saw him produce his best form for the club with nine goals in just 36 appearances in all competitions, although that wasn’t enough to keep them in League One.
And with his contract up at Coventry, the Wales Under-20 international has been attracting much attention from around the country, with Derby and QPR reportedly rivalling top-flight outfits Burnley, Brighton, Leicester, Newcastle, and Swansea for the 20-year-old.
Rams chief Gary Rowett is overseeing a vital summer of transfer business at the iPro Stadium, and with Will Hughes sold to Watford and Tom Ince also on his way out of the club, he needs reinforcements in the attacking third to sustain a promotion push next time round.
While Ian Holloway’s QPR stuttered to an 18th place finish last season, and having scored just 52 goals in their 46 league games, it’s clear that the former Blackpool and Crystal Palace chief must bolster his offensive options to climb up the table next term.
Although Thomas is out of contract, his next club would have to pay compensation given he is under 24, yet that could be a price worth paying given how talented Thomas already is, and how good he is likely to become in the future.
But whether Derby or QPR can convince the versatile attacker to join them over a Premier League side very much remains to be seen.
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