Leicester City opinion: Foxes reignite interest in James Justin – Good move?
The Foxes are keen on signing a right-back after the departure of Danny Simpson, as they seek to provide competition to the only player in that position -Ricardo Pereira. (h/t Leicester Mercury)
For that reason, they are looking to get the services of Justin, who has made great strides in his game since the talk of moving to the King Power Stadium back in 2017. (h/t Leicester Mercury)
Back then, he was just an upcoming teenage player. Now, the 21-year-old is a regular starter in a Luton side that has achieved back-to-back promotions to find themselves in the Championship ahead of next season.
Justin’s form this year has linked him with West Brom and Stoke as well (h/t Leicester Mercury). He only has one year left in his contract and is said to be valued at around £5m. (h/t Leicester Mercury)
Here’s why Leicester should sign the full-back this summer:
Justin’s versatility could be fruitful for the Foxes
James Justin is a right-footed full-back, who is comfortable playing on either side. He can operate as a right-sided wide midfielder as well if required. Hence, his versatility has always been a positive note, which also helps the manager on team selection days.
The 21-year-old’s form has gradually improved in the last 12-15 months, making him a regular starter in the Luton team. With three goals and eight assists in 43 League One appearances, the youngster has shown that he is quite an adventurous full-back.
On the other hand, with Simpson gone, Leicester are down to one option at right-back – R. Pereira. Hence, it would make complete sense if they sign Justin this summer.
Furthermore, Foxes’ boss Brendan Rodgers is the type of manager who likes to work with talented young players and groom them in due course of time. Therefore, the Luton man could learn a lot from an experienced gaffer in a team full of high-quality players.
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Thus, Leicester must make a move for James Justin this summer. It would suit them and would be good for the development of the player as well.