- Leicester City agree the transfer of James Justin from Luton Town
- The 21-year-old signs a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee
- The versatile defender helped Luton to promotion to the Championship last season
- He scored three goals in 52 appearances for the League 1 side in 2018/19
The 21-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Foxes and becomes the Football Club’s first signing of the summer transfer window.
Justin joins Leicester City after a successful 2018/19 campaign at Luton Town, in which he featured 52 times in all competitions, scoring three goals and helping them secure promotion to the Championship, after a 12-year absence.
The right-back, who can also play on the left, was named in the League 1 team of the year last term and is considered one of the brightest young talents outside of the Premier League.
Speaking to LCFC.com, Justin said: “I’m over the moon. I feel like I’m ready for this moment. I hope to bring a lot of energy and commitment to the badge.
“The manager is great with the younger players and developing them through their careers. Everyone speaks very highly of him and I hope he can help me too.”
Justin: A Young & Enthusiastic Team
James Justin speaks exclusively to LCFC TV after becoming the Club's first signing of the summer.
Born in Luton, Justin joined the Hatters in 2005 and progressed through the club’s youth system. He made his senior debut against Exeter in May 2016, and went on to feature for Luton 39 times in all competitions the following season.
The young defender scored his first goal for Luton in April 2017, in a 4-1 win over Accrington Stanley and was named Luton Town’s Young Player of the Season for 2016/17.
During the 2017/18 campaign, Justin made 22 appearances in all competitions for the Hatters, scoring twice and helping them to promotion from League 2.
Luton achieved a second successive promotion last term, after they won the League 1 title, in what was the defender’s most influential season to date. Justin featured for Graeme Jones’ side 52 times in all competitions, scoring three goals and again picking up the club’s Young Player of the Season award.
The young defender received his first call-up to the England Under-20s squad in August 2017 and made his debut against the Netherlands that same month.
He will link up with his new Leicester City team-mates on Monday as they begin preparations for the 2019/20 Premier League season.
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