Leicester City signs defender James Justin of Luton Town
Leicester City has signed versatile defense James Justin of Luton Town on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said on Friday.
The 21-year-old, who is the first Leicester player in the closed season, had a successful 2018-19 campaign in Luton, played 52 matches in all competitions and helped them seal the promotion to the Championship (second level) after 12 years. absence.
Reports from the British media said that Leicester had paid eight million pounds ($ 10.16 million) to Luton for the right back, which can also play on the left side of the defense.
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 logo, Justin said on the Leicester website in a press release.
Justin, who joined the youth ranks of Luton, made his debut three years ago. He was called up for England's U-20 squad in August 2017 and made his debut against Holland shortly after.
He will join his new teammates on Monday as Brendan Rodgers 'begin preparations for the new season.
The manager is great with the younger players and is developing them throughout their careers. Everyone talks very good about him and I hope he can help me too, Justin added.
Leicester, who finished ninth in the league last season, starts his new campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers on August 11.