Leeds United are being linked with a move for Luton Town right-back James Justin, as per a report by The Mirror.

The Whites’ boss Marcelo Bielsa was spotted at Oakwell on Saturday for the League One fixture between Barnsley and Luton, which was a game covered by The72. His presence at the game sparked rumours that he was watching potential targets.

Leeds currently have Luke Ayling as their starting right-back but may be looking for more depth in that particular position to help with their promotion push, hence the Justin rumours.

Justin, who is 20 years-old, is a very versatile player and can play at left-back, central midfielder and on either wing as well as right-back. This makes him a useful squad player as he can slot in anywhere.

He was born in Luton and joined his hometown club in 2005. He then rose through the youth ranks at Kenilworth Road. Justin made his debut for the Hatters on the final day of the 2015/16 season in a home fixture against Exeter City.

Justin then became a regular in the Hatters’ first-team in the season after and played 39 games in all competitions for Nathan Jones’ side, despite his young age. He was then part of the Hatters’ side who won promotion from League Two in the last campaign and has since been one of the first names on the team sheet in the third tier.

He is being tipped for a big future by Luton, who will be hoping to see off potential interest from Leeds United in January.


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