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Youngster Justin would be ideal to replace outgoing Leicester right-back Simpson

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Youngster Justin would be ideal to replace outgoing Leicester right-back Simpson

Luton Town defender James Justin would fit right in with Leicester’s impressive crop of young players.

Leicester City are interested in Luton Town defender James Justin ahead of the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

They report that Brendan Rodgers is keen to provide greater competition for places at full-back, and the English starlet can play on either side at full back.

The quoted transfer fee that Luton – who have just been promoted from League One into the Championship – want for Justin is £5 million, which looks affordable for a side of Leicester’s resources.

 

And Danny Simpson will not be at the club next season (BBC) so there is clearly an opportunity for Justin to step in and battle with player of the season Ricardo Pereira on the right of defence.

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Simpson, who Spotrac claim earned £45,000 per week at the King Power Stadium, was a key part of the 2015/16 title triumph but his powers had been on the wane ever single.

Leicester have revamped the experienced squad that won that trophy and turned it into a more sustainable, young squad of really exciting players – and Justin would fit right in.

He would be an ideal replacement for Simpson and at £5m, he represents a risk worth taking for Brendan Rodgers.

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