Leicester City are reportedly closing in on making James Justin from Luton Town their first signing of the summer, according to a report published by The Leicester Mercury.

The Foxes are looking to bring in more players this summer in order to try and challenge for European football next season.

Leicester are looking to bring in more apt support for this season’s Player of the Season Ricardo Pereira, and Justin, along with Chelsea’s Reece James, are their reported targets.

The 21-year-old Justin was impressive for Luton this season, helping them to win the League One title and he was also their young player of the season.

Leicester must think carefully before they sign him. If they do so, he is unlikely to play much unless there is an injury to Pereira.

James also impressed last season as he went on to play 45 times during a loan spell with Wigan Athletic. The former England youth international is highly-rated and there is likely to be interest from a number of clubs in his services this summer.

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will aim to integrate him into their first-team plans for next season in lieu of their two-window transfer ban.

A Leicester move for James is expected to be more costly than will be a deal for Justin.

Justin has shown that he could potentially develop into a player who can thrive in the Premier League going forward. He could be a good understudy to Pereira and be a star of the future for Leicester.


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