Luton Town have confirmed that defender James Justin has completed his move to Leicester City, for a club-record fee.
The 21-year-old was a key player for Luton last season and made 52 appearances in all competitions, as the Hatters won automatic promotion to the Championship.
The right-back has signed a five-year-deal at Leicester and will meet his new teammates on Monday, as they begin their preparations for the new Premier League season.
Justin scored three goals and provided nine assists for his teammates in all competitions last season, as the Hatters won the League One title.
The defender becomes Brendan Rodgers’ first signing since he replaced Claude Puel as Leicester boss and Sky Sports are reporting that the fee could rise to £8million.
Justin is a very talented young player and he could be a great signing for Leicester.
It’s a real blow for Luton to lose a player with so much potential and fans at Kenilworth Road will be disappointed to see him leave the club, although I’m sure they would have expected this to happen sooner or later.
Justin was outstanding for Luton last season and he no doubt would have been an important player for them in the Championship next season.
It will be interesting to see if he can handle the step up to the Premier League next season and hopefully he is given a proper opportunity in the first-team.
As for Luton, £8million is a significant amount of money and Graeme Jones should be able to use this to strengthen his squad this summer, as he looks to build a team that can compete in the Championship next season.