Leicester City closing in on English sensation: A shrewd move by Brendan Rodgers

Leicester City are closing in on a transfer for talented Luton Town full-back James Justin, as per reports.

The Foxes are close to securing a deal that would see Justin make the move to the King Power Stadium for a fee of £5 million, as per the Daily Mail.

Justin has just one year left on his current contract with Luton Town, and the newly promoted Championship side are likely to let him leave this summer.

Interestingly, Stoke City and Aston Villa were also linked with the right-back, but the player is keen to play under Rodgers at Leicester City.

James Justin: Profile and attributes

Justin emerged through the youth setup of the Hatters and broke into their first team in the 2016-17 season. Last season was a special one for him as he helped Luton clinch the League One title and promotion to the Championship as a result.

The 21-year old mustered 43 appearances in the league, and managed to score 3 goals as well. He also represented his team in the FA Cup and the League Cup, and his impressive performances often earned him rave reviews from fans and pundits alike.

Justin’s maturity belies his age as he is a composed player at the back. The 21-year-old has shown a lot of ingredients you would expect from a modern-day full-back, has and the most striking one is his ability to transition from defence to attack.

Why Leicester City should sign James Justin

Rodgers is trying to build a vibrant and young side, and Justin could fit right in. He was named in the League One Team of the Year for a lot of reasons and under a manager like Rodgers, who gives a lot of opportunities to the younger players at his disposal, he can take his game to another level.

Considering that Danny Simpson has been released by Leicester City and Daniel Amartey is yet to feature for the club after he suffered an ankle injury back in October, Ricardo Pereira is the only senior right-back available.

A talented player like Justin can prove to be very useful next season. The teenager even impressed Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa last season.

An agile customer, Justin can feature as a right-midfielder when needed as well, and his attacking forays are what stand out in his game as he never shies away from making the forward dash.

For his transfer fee, he would Justin would be a pretty smart buy.

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