DONE DEAL | Charlton sign Lewis Page from West Ham United

Olly Groome reports

Charlton Athletic are delighted to confirm the signing of Lewis Page on a permanent transfer from West Ham United.

The 20-year-old left-back arrives at The Valley on a two-and-a-half-year deal and joins the Addicks for an undisclosed fee. 

Page made his Hammers first-team debut in the UEFA Europa League, during a 3-0 qualifying victory over Lusitanos in July 2015 and made two more appearances in the competition, before embarking on a loan spell with Cambridge United last January. 

He began the 2016/17 season on loan with Coventry City where he made 26 appearances in total and now becomes Karl Robinson’s third signing of the January transfer window. 

The Addicks boss said: “We’re very pleased to bring in Lewis. I got a chance to see him during his loan spell at Coventry and he’s a left back that fits in well with our system. He’s quick, likes to get forward and is a good crosser, I really like that in a full-back. 

“We’re building a squad here to get into that top six and Lewis will be an important part of what we are trying to do.”

Charlton's latest arrival, Page, added: "I’m delighted to be here. I know how big the club is. and I know we are pushing for promotion and trying to get up there - I’d like to be a part of that.

"I like the manager, I think he’s good with young players, and I just can’t wait to get started."

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