Coventry City forward George Thomas is attracting interest from Leeds United after his EFL Trophy final heroics over the weekend, according to HITC Sport.
The 20-year-old netted the decisive goal in a 2-1 win for the Sky Blues over Oxford United at Wembley, taking a high ball down on the edge of the penalty area before driving low past goalkeeper Simon Eastwood.
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The victory was a rare moment of triumph in an otherwise catastrophic season for City, who currently prop up the League One table 13 points adrift of safety.
Relegation is a near-certainty and with that comes the expectation that key players will depart.
The academy graduate has shone during this campaign despite the club’s well-documented issues and his man-of-the-match performance on Sunday will have only served to heighten interest in his services.
Although nominally a striker, the Wales under-19 star has been used mostly on the right-wing this term, although he is also adept on the opposite flank or in behind the centre-forward.
Leeds are planning to strengthen in the summer and a move for Thomas could prove to be a shrewd piece of business, given that he is out of contract in the summer and thus will only cost a compensation fee.
However, the Whites are said to be facing competition from fellow Championship side Queens Park Rangers and Premier League Burnley for his signature.