Leicester reportedly enter James Justin talks but he must choose Aston Villa

Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers during the Leicester City press conference at King Power Stadium on March 01, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Should Luton Town full-back James Justin really choose Aston Villa over Premier League rivals Leicester City?

James Justin of Luton Town

Leicester City have entered talks with Luton Town about the potential signing of James Justin, according to Sky Sports, as Aston Villa look set to miss out on the in-demand full-back.

The 21-year-old academy graduate was in superb form as Luton stormed to the League One title in May, securing a return to the Championship after over a decade away. Justin, who scored three goals and produced nine assists from the left-hand side, was named in the third tier’s Team of the Season.

 

But it seems unlikely that he will be playing in the second division for Luton next season with a number of Premier League clubs expressing an interest.

Sky claims that Aston Villa are keen but Leicester are in the driving seat right now, having held talks over a deal for a youngster who will cost the minimum of £10 million.

James Justin of Luton Town

Justin, who can also play on the right, is likely to sit on the bench if he swaps Luton for Leicester however with The Foxes boasting Ricardo Pereira and England international Ben Chilwell in the full-back positions. Justin, for all his talent, is very unlikely to force either of those out of Brendan Rodgers's starting XI.

Villa, therefore, would perhaps be the better move given that Dean Smith’s side are lacking depth and quality on the right and the left of their defence.

James Justin of Luton Town vies with Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United during the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Newcastle United and Luton Town at St James' Park on January 6,...

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