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Callum Wright: The Boy from Huyton Living the Dream

Callum Wright: The Boy from Huyton Living the Dream
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22-year-old Leicester City midfielder Callum Wright is currently living the dream, with him set to join Luton Town on loan for the season.

He grew up in an estate in Liverpool, the same one that Liverpool and England legend Steven Gerrard grew up in, who he idiolised.

Callum Wright once served as a mascot for Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League semi-final, where he saw his idol in action, and while it wasn't to be for Liverpool on the night, it was definitely one he'd never forget.

In his teenage years, he played for both Tranmere Rovers and Everton, before eventually leaving for Blackburn Rovers in 2016.

During 2020, which was a bizarre year for the football world, Wright signed for the Foxes, yet he didn't last long there, being immediately shipped out on loan.

In the winter window of 2021, he joined League Two side Cheltenham Town and played 16 times, scoring four goals and assisted two other goals, helping them to promotion to League One.

Going into the 2021/22 season he rejoined Cheltenham on loan, turning out to be his breakout season, making 34 appearances and scoring nine goals and providing five assists, despite his season being halted for a while due to a knee injury, yet he returned stronger than ever.

After impressing on loan at Cheltenham, several clubs are interested in him, with Luton Town being poised to sign him, the same club that Leicester fan favourite Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall went on loan to for the 2020/21 season.

Leicester want to give him a chance in pre-season along with several other youngsters.


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