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Official: Leshabela Secures Loan Deal

Khanya Leshabela has completed a loan move to League One side Shrewsbury Town from Leicester City.

The 21-year-old joined the League One club on Thursday, Shrewsbury confirmed.

“Shrewsbury Town Football Club is delighted to confirm the arrival of Khanya Leshabela from Leicester City,” reads a statement on the club’s website.

“The attacking midfielder makes the move to Montgomery Waters Meadow on a season-long loan from the King Power Stadium – bolstering Town’s midfield options.”

Shrewsbury coach Steve Cotterill added: ”He’s a lad we’ve been looking at for a while. 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 where we’ve been light since Ollie Norburn left.”

The 21-year-old signed for Leicester in 2013 and made his Premier League debut in a 5-0 win over Sheffield United in March 2021.