Sheffield United has completed the signing of Luke Thomas, who joins the Blades on a season-long loan from Leicester City.
The 22-year-old has over 50 Premier League appearances for Leicester City across four campaigns. But there has been a hint of a possible change of scenery for the left-back this summer – linked with a shock move to Manchester United, and a move to Leeds United. Now, it is confirmed that he has pledged his short-term future with the Blades.
A move for Thomas materialised fairly quickly with Paul Heckingbottom having a shortage of left-wingbacks at the club following fresh injuries to Max Lowe and Ben Osborn. Meanwhile, Rhys Norrington-Davies is still not available following last season’s hamstring injury.
Thomas is delighted to have a new opportunity in the Premier League and he spoke to SUTV upon completing the move:
“When United came in a few days ago, it was an easy decision for me. Coming back to playing Premier League football is obviously what I wanted to do. Coming here is a great experience and I can’t wait to get started.
“I had interest elsewhere at the time but then United came along and it was an easy decision like I say – a no brainer really. I can’t wait to get going.”
After suffering relegation from the Premier League last season, he is determined to avoid the same fate this time around. He joins Sheffield United in a difficult position having not yet picked up a point, Thomas can help change that this weekend as the Blades host early relegation rivals Everton.
This loan deal also leaves Heckingbottom with one more domestic loan to use. James McAtee is still a possibility as well as Facundo Pellistri.