IN PICTURES: A look at Luton Town's Leicester City trialist Khanya Leshabela

South African U20 international heads to Kenilworth Road

Thursday, 15th July 2021, 3:24 pm
Khanya Leshabela is on trial with the Hatters

Luton Town are looking into the possibility of signing Leicester City midfielder Khanya Leshabela after the 21-year-old moved to the Hatters for a trial period this week.

The Foxes player has taken part in two friendlies so far, while below is a special look at the career of the young Foxes player to date.

Born in South Africa, Leshabela moved to England aged just two and played for both Parklands Tigers and Gregory Celtics before joining Leicester City's academy in 2013.
Played 43 times in the U18 Premier League for the Foxes between 2016-2018, scoring four goals.
Moved up to the U23s, making almost 50 appearances in the Premier League 2 Division One, scoring twice for City.
Made his debut in the 1-0 win at Carlisle in October 2017, in the same team as Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Admiral Muskwe. Came off the bench with 22 minutes to go and has gone on to play 12 times for the U23s in the competition.
Has represented South Africa at U20 level, having played in the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations and also the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup.
Leshabela signed a three-and-a-half year professional contract at the King Power Stadium in January 2019, taking him through to the summer of 2022.
Was named among the substitutes for Leicester in their Europa League group stage game against Braga at the King Power Stadium in November 2020, but didn't get on to the pitch in the 4-0 win.
Having been on the bench several times, the midfielder came on for his maiden top flight appearance, replacing Ayoze Perez with 10 minutes to go in the 5-0 victory over Sheffield United in March.
Writing on social media following his top flight debut, Leshabela said: "Dreams to reality. Proud to have made my Premier League debut. Great performance from the boys. Thanks for all the love.”
Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers on his Premier League debut: "He's a young player who's worked very hard. There's still a long way to go for him but he's got quality, he came into the game and showed nice confidence."
Became the 15th South African to feature in the Premier League, following compatriot Percy Tau at Brighton. List also features Phil Masinga, Steven Pienaar and Lucas Radebe.
Heads to Luton for a trial period with a view to moving to Kenilworth Road, featuring against Rochdale in a pre-season friendly and then getting an hour in the 5-0 win over Bedford Town.