Luton Town have signed highly-rated defender Peter Kioso from non-league side Hartlepool United for an undisclosed fee.
The 20-year-old has worked his way back up the leagues after he was released by MK Dons as a teenager.
He then went on to join Dunstable Town before he was signed by Hartlepool in 2018.
A number of clubs have scouted Kioso over the last 18 months, but the Hatters have now won the race for his signature.
“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," manager Graeme Jones said.
“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. After losing Jack Stacey last summer, we were on the lookout for a permanent replacement and we are delighted to get Peter in.”