Report: Everton interested in James Justin, Leicester City leading chase

James Justin of Luton Town and Jamie Hanson of Oxford United in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Luton Town and Oxford United at Kenilworth Road on May 04, 2019 in Luton,...

Everton and Leicester City are reportedly interested in James Justin of Luton Town.

James Justin of Luton Town and Sam Long of Oxford United battle for the ball during the Sky Bet League One match between Luton Town and Oxford United at Kenilworth Road on May 04, 2019 in...

According to The Liverpool Echo, Everton are interested in signing James Justin from Luton Town in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that Everton have run the rule over the 21-year-old full-back, and so have their Premier League rivals Leicester City.

 

Despite being right-footed, the youngster played at left-back and provided nine assists this past season, according to the report.

According to The Liverpool Echo, Leicester are leading the race for the youngster, who is valued at £5 million.

James Justin of Luton Town

Good signing for Everton?

It is also a risk and a gamble to bring a player from League One to the Premier League, and there will be concerns regarding Justin in terms of whether or not he can make the step up.

Justin, though, is hugely talented, and his performances for Luton in recent years have been very encouraging.

The full-back played a key role in Graeme Jones’s side clinching automatic promotion from League One to the Championship this past season.

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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