Foxes midfielder Leon James receives Thailand Under-19 call-up

By Luke Pawley

Leicester City midfielder Leon James has been called up to the Thailand Under-19 squad for the first time.

The 17-year-old has been invited to play for his country in the VFF U19 International Youth Tournament in Vietnam, which will take place from March 23-30.

Leicester City midfielder Leon James in action. (Photo: Kit James)

James will link up with the squad on March 14 for a training camp at Bangkok Thonburi University before heading out to Vietnam on March 21 for the tournament.

Having been born in the UK to Thai parents, James holds dual nationality and has played for Leicester City since the age of six. He signed a two-year scholarship in 2017.

“We’re really proud and honoured for the international call-up,” said Leon’s father, Kit.

“For Leon to have the opportunity to represent his country is a dream come true.”

Leicester’s run to this season’s FA Youth Cup quarter-finals saw James impress on multiple occasions at the King Power Stadium and his performances have now earned him deserved recognition from the Thai Football Federation.

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