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Leicester City's Luke Thomas

Leeds Displayed Genuine Interest in Signing 22-Year-Old Left-Back Before Sheffield United Deal

Not too long Sheffield United have made it public the signing of Leicester City left-back Luke Thomas on a season-long loan.

Well, it’s never a “first target” first get thing. If it were, it would have been a great chance for Leeds United because they targeted the England U21 international earlier this week. Leicester was smart enough not to allow the 22-year-old to head to a Championship rival.

Leeds Displayed Genuine Interest in Signing 22-Year-Old Left-Back Before Sheffield United Deal
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Amidst Thomas’ excitement about returning to the Premier League, he has had a lot of interest.

Paul Heckingbottom’s squad will have him appear directly to face Everton following Ben Osborn’s injury.

Thomas must wear the number 14 shirt at Bramall Lane, the Blades’ ninth summer signing.

Thomas played 17 games in the Premier League last season and is returning to the top.

He said: ‘When United came in a few days ago, it was an easy decision for me. Returning to playing Premier League football is clearly what I wanted to do. Coming here is an amazing experience, and I can’t wait to start.

“I was interested elsewhere at the time, but then United came along, and as I said, it was an easy decision, a no-brainer. I can’t wait to go. I think this is a huge moment. Getting playing time and getting into the team is critical to me.

“I want to play as many games as possible, especially in the Premier League. My career has been going well so far. I’ve won a few things, so hopefully, I can continue that here.”

Records say that Foxe’s academy product, Thomas, won the FA Cup 2021. In July with Leicester, he won the European Under-21 Championship.

In addition, Heckingbottom made it clear that Luke is from a top-class upbringing, has been a good player as young as he is, and has a wealth of experience at the Premier League level. He continued by saying he was impressed that he was hungry to come in and eager to get started.

Luke Thomas
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Of course, on Thursday, Osborn will see a specialist in London. This is due to his sustained groin injury on Sunday’s defeat to Manchester City.

The Assistant Coach of Sheffield United, Stuart McCall, endorsed it following their penalty shoot-out that Lincoln City was defeating them in the Carabao Cup on the night of Wednesday. The left-back will journey to the capital to assess how far the damage has gone.

McCall said Osborn’s injury; he doesn’t think it is a good one. He continued to state that he will see a specialist in London tomorrow, Thursday. Ouch, no one thinks this is going to be short-lived…well, that’s because he did major damage to the groin area. Right now, no one is certain if it’s a rupture, but for sure, he’s going to see a specialist to be fine.

Clearly, the 22-year-old defender has replaced fullback Ben Osborn, who has been injured for a long time.


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