Huddersfield Town have signed non-league starlet Sorba Thomas from National League side Boreham Wood.
Thomas has been extensively linked with a move to the Football League after a string of impressive performances in the National League. The Terriers have won the race and it is now a case of Thomas stepping up to Championship level.
He is Carlos Corberan’s second addition this window as he continues to stamp his authority on the Huddersfield squad.
Thomas moves to the football league for a record sale at National League level. He has signed a contract with the Terriers until 2024.
Huddersfield Town Sign Boreham Wood Winger Sorba Thomas
Thomas Ready to Step Up After Impressing in Non-League
The talented winger has been a star of non-league for the last two seasons. He has helped Boreham Wood become genuine promotion contenders helping them reach the playoffs last season.
His performances have impressed due to his versatility. He is predominately a winger but has played in the central midfield area. He has also shown his excellent dead ball abilities, becoming Boreham Wood’s regular set-piece taker. The step up to the Championship will take time but he is a quality player.
The 21-year-old has already chalked up over 100 senior appearances and should ready to make the step up.
Huddersfield are thrilled to have him on board and to settle in quickly, and will begin to work with the B team. This will allow a smooth transition to the first team and Carlos Corberan will monitor him closely. The two teams often train together will help the player get used to his new surroundings.
The signing of Thomas continues Huddersfield’s glances towards non-league talent. Josh Koroma was plucked from non-league having impressed for Leyton Orient and helping them seal promotion back to the Football League. It took time, but the patience has paid off with Koroma becoming a key player this season.
Thomas is hoping to be the next star. He is eligible to play for the Terriers this weekend against Watford.
Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby Delighted With Newest Recruit
Speaking to the Huddersfield website about the club’s newest addition, Leigh Bromby said: “We’re very happy to complete the signing of Sorba today, as there has been a lot of interest in him dating back to the summer window.
“Sorba has a lot of potential and many qualities that will fit the way we play, and this is a really positive acquisition for the Club moving forward.
“The step from the National League to the Championship is a big one and we will take every necessary step to help him be successful. We will assess what is best for Sorba once he’s trained with us.
“He only needs to look at Josh Koroma as an example of the path he can take. Josh came from the same level, took time to adjust and improve and then made a massive impact on the Championship this season.”