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Leicester fighting to keep Johnson away from Ajax, NAC

Leicester City are fighting to keep hold of Darnell Johnson.

The Daily Mail says defender Johnson has become the latest young England player to consider moving abroad to further his career.

Johnson, 19, has failed to agree terms to stay at the King Power beyond the summer and is the subject of interest from Dutch clubs Ajax and NAC Breda.

It follows the trend of European sides trying to sign graduates from Premier League academies who are regarded as technically better than their predecessors.

Johnson has grown frustrated at his club despite playing at every youth level for England and winning his fourth cap for the Under 20s against Portugal in March. The godson of former England striker Emile Heskey also won the European Under 19s Championship in 2017.

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