PETER KIOSO has completed his move from Hartlepool United to Luton Town.

The deal, which sees the right-back move from the National League to the Championship, is worth £100,000 to Pools with a number of add-ons as part of the transfer.

Signed by then-boss Matthew Bates after impressing on trial in the summer of 2018, Kioso has become a mainstay of the side, impressing with his energy and athleticism.

He is out of contract at the end of the season, and rejected new, improved terms at Victoria Park in the summer.

Pools have tried to tie him down to a new deal, but he wasn’t willing to commit to the club, with a preference to look at alternative options to further his career.

Boss Dave Challinor said: “They way things are, we’ve reluctantly accepted the bid and for him to move to a Championship club is a massive opportunity for him and one he deserves.’’

Hatters’ boss Graeme Jones said: “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.’’

And Kioso admitted: “It’s always been an ambition for me to get back into the Football League and I wouldn’t be one to lie – the two years that I have been at Hartlepool, I’ve been seeing how well Luton have been doing.

“Everyone talks about Luton and they are definitely going to get to the highest stage possible. I want to be there to help. That’s the reason why I came here.’’