Leicester City have rejected Fulham’s approach to take James Justin on loan in January according to Football Insider. The Championship side had contacted the Foxes regarding the possibility of taking the right-back on loan for the remainder of the current campaign.
However, it appears Brendan Rodgers is unwilling to allow the former Luton player to leave and feels his presence at the King Power even if game time is limited will be more beneficial to both he and the club.
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Justin arrived in the East-Midlands during the summer but opportunities have been limited for the 21-year-old largely down to the impressive form of the Portuguese right-back Ricardo Pereira but with Leicester’s hectic upcoming schedule he may well be called upon at some point.
TIF Tactics – Justin will be staying put
The young right-back was named in the League One team of the season during Luton’s promotion campaign and it was his eye-catching performances for the Hatters that saw him earn a move to the Premier League club.
Rodgers is often praised for his man-management skills and therefore he will likely have his reasons as to why he has turned down the approach for his rarely-seen £3.6m-rated defender – having featured just twice in the League Cup (per TransferMarkt).
Scott Parker’s Fulham are battling it out at the top of the Championship but they will need to look elsewhere as far as strengthening their defensive options goes.