Leicester City appear to have won the race for the in demand James Justin.
According to Leicestershire Live, Brendan Rodgers’ first signing will be the Luton defender – and he might be ready for the start of pre-season next week.
While the fee is undisclosed, Leicestershire Live understands that it will be ‘considerably’ less than the £12million which was reported a few weeks ago – potentially even half the amount – but there will be a number of add-ons within the deal.
The 21-year-old has had an impressive season in League One and has been an important part of Luton’s recent success.
He played 43 times for his hometown club this season, scoring three times and creating eight assists.
Justin has played at Luton since 2005 and can play both at left-back and right-back and at left-midfield. The youngster managed to get into the League One team of the season last year and attracted interest from other clubs such as Aston Villa and Stoke City.
James Justin is a really good pick up from Leicester as a very modern full-back, you can imagine him playing an important part of Rodgers’ system – when he gets in the team.
It is a wise signing from Leicester as they will have a creative and aggressive full-back who will be happy to rotate in place of Ben Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira, who he will learn massively from.
He has the potential to be the successor for Chilwell if he does eventually leave Leicester.