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Thai footballer Leon James signs professional contract with Leicester City

Leon James, a youngster from the Leicester City youth squad, has signed his professional contract with the Foxes.

After spending the last 10 years in the Academy, Leon James was awarded the Scholarship Hat at King Power Stadium on Saturday, 6 May.

Leon was considered a hot prospect for the future by the staffs at Leicester City and is one of the 18 young players who signed professionally for the club.

The youngster will receive the standard wage for youth players, and his scholarship will last for two years.

Leon James was born Leon Piche James to Thai parents. He started playing football at 6 and joined the Leicester football academy since then.