Confirmed Transfer Darnell Johnson loaned to Wigan

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Jeff

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Development Squad defender Darnell Johnson has joined League One side Wigan Athletic on loan until 4 January 2021, subject to Football League approval.

The 22-year-old joined Leicester City’s Academy at the age of 10 and has steadily risen through the ranks – signing a new contract with the Club to 2021 in August 2018.

Johnson spent time on loan with Scottish Premiership side Hibernian in 2018/19 and helped Leicester City’s Development Squad to a second-place finish in Premier League 2 last term.

He has also been capped by England at Under-20 level, as well as being part of the squad to lift the UEFA U19 European Championship in June 2017.

The young defender will now continue his development with Wigan Athletic, who are currently 16th in League One.

Wigan are next in action against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday afternoon (3pm kick-off).
 

Skitzo

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Only until January. I wonder if that's because he's in the last year of his contract and we're hoping to sell him in the January window?
his last loan saw him barely play, maybe its to do with that, hadn't realised his contract was due, a little surprised we didn't insist on an extension first
 

M17TT C

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He's 22 years old and has barely played any league football yet.

No chance he will make it here so the contract renewal would be pointless.

Best of luck to him but if he was going to make the grade here, he would already be pushing the first team and not just when we have an injury crisis.
 

City Fan

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He's 22 years old and has barely played any league football yet.

No chance he will make it here so the contract renewal would be pointless.

Best of luck to him but if he was going to make the grade here, he would already be pushing the first team and not just when we have an injury crisis.
Exactly. Same age as James Justin yet we’d rather play Justin out of position at centre back rather than Darnell Johnson.

Time to get rid.
 

Payne74

Active Member
So we buy a 19 year old for £30 + million and send a 22 year old out on loan to a lower division, probably better to let him go as he obviously isn't good enough at our level and is just clogging up the way to the 1st team for others.
 
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