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Report: Aston Villa challenging Leicester for James Justin, bid expected

James Justin of Luton Town

Aston Villa reportedly want Luton Town's James Justin.

James Justin of Luton Town

According to the Daily Mail, Aston Villa are ready to bid for Luton Town defender James Justin despite interest from Leicester City.

Villa take on Derby County in the Championship playoff final after seeing off West Bromwich Albion last week, meaning they're just one game away from a potential return to the Premier League.

 

Dean Smith's side will have shelved transfer plans until they know what division they're in next season, but one target may fit the bill no matter what.

The Daily Mail claim that Villa are interested in snapping up Luton's Justin, and are willing to make a bid this summer to lure him to Villa Park.

Stoke City are also keen, as they're managed by his former Luton boss Nathan Jones, whilst Leicester City are interested in taking him to the Premier League.

James Justin of Luton Town

Justin, 21, has come up through the ranks with his hometown club, and played a key part in winning the League One title, featuring prominently at left back and even right back.

Luton would allegedly seek around £5million for Justin, and with Villa already having Frederic Guilbert signed up for next season, Justin may be viewed as the left back of the future at Villa Park despite being right footed.

James Justin of Luton Town in actioin actionduring the Sky Bet League One match between Luton Town and Oxford United at Kenilworth Road on May 04, 2019 in Luton, United Kingdom.

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