Report: Leicester beat Aston Villa and Crystal Palace to £10m James Justin

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates his teams first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Leicester FC at Turf Moor on March 16, 2019 in Burnley,...

James Justin is heading to Leicester City with the Luton Town defender set to become Brendan Rodgers' first Premier League signing with the Foxes.

James Justin of Luton Town in action during the Sky Bet League Two Play off Semi Final: Second Leg match between Luton Town and Blackpool at Kenilworth Road on May 18, 2017 in Luton,...

James Justin is on his way to the Premier League at last with Leicester City set to win the £10 million race for the Luton Town full-back, according to the Sun.

Justin has been on the radar of many top flight clubs on the back of a superb 2018/19 season in which he produced nine assists, earned a place in the EFL Team of the Season and inspired Luton to the League One title.

 

A left-back who is equally comfortable on the right, Leicester have been looking for someone to provide competition for Ricardo Pereira and it seems that Brendan Rodgers is now set to announce his first signing since taking over in February.

The Sun reports that Justin will have a medical on Wednesday with the 2016 Premier League champions set to clinch a deal despite interest from Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.

Liam Palmer of Sheffield Wednesday is faced by James Justin of Luton Town during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Luton Town and Sheffield Wednesday at Kenilworth Road on...

Whether Justin is joining the right club remains to be seen. Yes, forcing his way into the XI will be exceedingly difficult given the presence of Portugal international Ricardo, Leicester’s 2018/19 Player of the Season.

But Rodgers has a terrific track record when it comes to blooding young talent and, after turning Raheem Sterling, Kieran Tierney and co into stars, he could now work his magic on Justin.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates his teams first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Leicester FC at Turf Moor on March 16, 2019 in Burnley,...

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