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Southampton and Crystal Palace join the race for in-demand Luton Town star

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Southampton, Crystal Palace and Fulham have all joined the race to sign Luton Town defender James Justin, according to reports from Football Insider.

The 21-year-old has endured a mightily impressive campaign with the Hatters, who were crowned champions of Sky Bet League One after taking the division by storm.

The versatile full-back has been a regular for the Bedfordshire side this season, and was named in the Sky Bet League One Team of the Season after a string of impressive performances, as well as being nominated for the EFL Young Player of the Year award.

Justin is now attracting interest from a host of high-profile clubs, with Aston Villa reportedly submitting a bid of around £7.5million for the defender, who is also being tracked by Leicester City.

Now, reports from Football Insider claim that Southampton, Palace and Fulham are all keen admirers of Justin, whose contract at Kenilworth Road expires next summer, with each club reportedly making similar offers to Villa for the player.

Luton will be desperate to keep hold of the core of their squad, as Graeme Jones prepares for his first season at the helm of the club in the Championship.

The Verdict

It doesn’t surprise me to see these kind of teams linked with Justin, as he is a wonderful player who has a massive future ahead of him.

Able to play as a left-back or as a right-back, he would be a very useful signing for either reported team, although the Premier League could be too much of a step-up at present.

He has endured a fantastic season with Luton, but he now needs to start thinking about his long-term future which could be away from Kenilworth Road.


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

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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