Hartlepool United defender Peter Kioso has completed a permanent move to Championship outfit Luton Town for an undisclosed fee.

Photo: Luton Town

Kioso joined Pools in summer 2018, having been with Dunstable Town. Hartlepool explain that the 21-year-old was offered a new deal on enhanced terms during the summer, which was turned down, before the club subsequently exercised the option year in his original contract.

Further offers were made to him during the course of the current campaign but were all also turned down. Kioso becomes Luton boss Graeme Jones’ first signing of the transfer window.

Jones told the Hatters’ website: “I had the same career path. I went to Millwall at 16, got released at 18 and went and played non-league football; Peter’s done exactly the same at Dunstable, then gone back into the full-time game.

“In the last year-and-a-half, he’s played a lot of games for Hartlepool, and we really believe that we’ve signed a talented young full-back. He’s a bit of an all-rounder; physically good, decent in the air and a strong runner – a real good one for the future.”

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