- Academy graduate Luke Thomas signs long-term deal
- The 19-year-old has been in Leicester City’s Academy since 2008
- He made his professional debut for the Foxes earlier this summer
The 19-year-old from Syston caught the eye on his professional debut earlier this summer as he set up the opening goal in a 2-0 win over Sheffield United that secured European football.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers told LCFC.com: “Luke is a fantastic young player, and we’re really pleased that he’s committed his long-term future to the Football Club. He’s got lots of potential and I’m excited to continue working with him and helping him to develop his game.
“He showed tremendous ability in the three games he played for us at the end of the season, which was testament to him and his family, as well as the hard work of the staff from the Academy who have guided him on his journey with Leicester City so far.”
Luke, the 2019/20 Development Squad Player of the Season, has risen through the ranks of Leicester City’s Academy since joining in 2008. He has impressed on the left side of defence and midfield at Under-18s and Under-23s level, while also helping a Leicester City side reach the quarter-finals of last season’s EFL Trophy.
Alongside his rapid rise at Leicester City, the talented Thomas has also represented England at youth level, making his debut for the Under-18s side in 2018 then going on to play for the Under-19s in Dubai for the UAE Sports Chain Cup.
That development continued as he was handed a professional debut against Sheffield United on 16 July and he went on to feature prominently in City’s final two games of the season against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
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