SA star leaves Leicester on loan

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Highly-rated South African midfielder Khanya Leshabela has completed a season-long loan move away from Premier League side Leicester City.

Leshabela made his Premier League debut for the Foxes in a 5-0 victory over Sheffield United last season and has been allowed to leave the club on loan for the 2021/22 campaign in order to further his development.

The 21-year-old was previously on trial at Luton Town but has now sealed a short-term move to League One side Shrewsbury Town until the end of the season.

He's a lad we've been looking at for a while," Shrewsbury coach Steve Cotterill told the club's website on Thursday.

"He's been on trial with Luton for a little while and I think they were interested in a permanent deal. Leicester didn't want to do that, and as it's evolved as every transfer does, we were able to step in - we are pleased to have him.

"He's another young player that I wanted to add to our squad. I've said all along, I want a young squad with vibrance and full of energy - he's got all of those things. He's a tough boy and a real nice lad. He gives us that extra competition in midfield..."

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