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Khanya Leshabela signs for the Shrews

19 August 2021

Khanya Leshabela makes the loan switch to Montgomery Waters Meadow from Leicester City.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club is delighted to confirm the arrival of Khanya Leshabela from Leicester City.

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.

Born in South Africa, the 21-year-old signed for the Foxes in 2013 and since made his Premier League debut in March 2021 in a 5-0 win over Sheffield United.

A regular in the Leicester under-23's squad, the South African under-20 international has represented his country at the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations and the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup and joins the Shrews amid interest from a host of Football League clubs.

Town's Manager Steve Cotterill is delighted to welcome the midfielder to the Club and is looking forward to working with the promising youngster.

"He's a lad we've been looking at for a while," said Town's Manager. "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."

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