Date: 6th January 2017 at 5:45pm
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By Harry Sykes

Lewis Page has agreed to join Charlton on a permanent transfer from West Ham, it was announced on Friday evening.

The League One outfit have signed the left-back from their London rivals after lengthy talks between the two clubs.

Charlton revealed on their official website that the 20-year-old Englishman has signed a two-and-a-half year contract that runs until the summer of 2019.

However, the third-tier club, who are aiming to win promotion to the Championship, did not disclose how much they have played for the full-back.

West Ham have decided to offload Page as he is behind first-choice Aaron Cresswell and his deputy Arthur Masuaku in the left-back pecking order at the club.

Page has left after making three appearances for Slaven Bilic’s team. He 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.
The London-born youngster spent the first half of the 2016/17 campaign on loan at League One club Coventry, where he made 26 appearances, 22 of which came in the league.
It was enough to impress Charlton manager Karl Robinson, who was impressed by Page’s attacking instincts at left-back and moved to make him his third signing of the January window.
The signing of Page comes 24 hours after the Addicks sold academy product Ademola Lookman to Everton for a fee rising to £11million.

In other West Ham transfer news, the club have been installed odds-on favourites to sign a Premier League midfield goal machine this month.