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Player outlines current focus amid Aston Villa and Leicester transfer speculation

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Luton Town defender James Justin has spoken out amid speculation linking him with a move away from Kenilworth Road this summer.

The 21-year-old has endured a remarkable season with the Sky Bet League One champions, helping them march to the league title after a hugely impressive campaign.

The versatile full-back was subsequently named in the League One Team of the Season after a string of impressive displays for the Hatters, and is attracting interest from no end of high-profile clubs going into the summer.

Leicester City and Stoke City have been credited with an interest in the defender, with reports from Football Insider also claiming that Aston Villa have submitted a £7.5million bid for the player.

But speaking to Luton Today amid this transfer speculation, Justin insisted that he has unfazed by the speculation.

He said: “We’ll see what happens – I’m still under contract for another few years at least, so I’m not really thinking about that at the moment.

“As long as the club keeps its core of players, who knows what we can do next year.

“When you play in the system that we play in, the way we try and play every week, ball on the floor and just passing the ball about and creating chances, who wouldn’t want to be in a team like that?”

Justin’s contract at Kenilworth Road runs out in the summer of 2020, with the club possessing the option to extend it by another year, and they will be keen to keep hold of their homegrown star.

The Verdict

I think Justin deserves a lot of credit if he chooses to ignore interest from the likes of Villa and Leicester.

For a player of his age, it’s very easy to move to a big club just because of the money or the prospect of playing in the Premier League just for the sake of it.

He has established himself as one of the best defenders in the lower leagues over the last year or two, and should stay at Luton to keep on improving as a player.

Thoughts? Let us know! 


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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