Leicester City completed the signing of Luton Town defender, James Justin on Friday evening as they prepare for another season in the Premier League.
Justin was a standout player for the Hatters last season, as they were crowned League One champions after an impressive league campaign.
The 21-year-old made 43 league appearances, and his positive performances evidently didn’t go unnoticed with the Foxes being long-term admirers of the full-back.
Justin came through the youth ranks at Luton, and went on to make 114 appearances for the first-team, so it’s certainly a club that will remain close to his heart.
He took to Twitter following the completion of his move to Leicester to issue a heartwarming message to the Luton supporters.
Luton will be hoping they can find an adequate replacement for the promising full-back, as they look to adjust to life back in the Championship after a lengthy spell outside of the second tier of English football.
The deal for Justin is believed to be in the region of £6m (according to the Daily Mail), and he’ll be keen to justify that hefty price tag that Leicester have paid for him.
It gives Brendan Rodgers a welcome selection dilemma heading into next season, with Justin facing a tough test to secure a regular spot in the starting XI, with England full-back, Ben Chilwell currently occupying the left-back starting spot.
But competition for places is never a bad issue to have as a manager, and Rodgers will be hoping that he can see the best out of both of his full-back’s heading into next season, where the Foxes will be looking to build on some positive showings towards the end of last term.
This is a smart bit of business by the Foxes in my opinion.
Justin was excellent for Luton last season, and it was only a matter of time before he left the club to move on to bigger and better things.
He’s been a fantastic servant to Luton over the years, and I think he’s got the work ethic and ability to adjust to the step up of Premier League football.
The £6m fee that Leicester have paid for him could prove to be a bargain if he builds on the impressive performances he had shown for Luton last season.