Elliot Lee has signed for Luton after being released by Barnsley. The 22-year-old signed a two-year deal at Kenilworth Road. Lee becomes Luton’s seventh signing of the summer.

The Durham-born striker started his career with West Ham. While he was with The Hammers he went on loan to Colchester United (twice), Southend United, Luton Town and Blackpool. Lee made two appearances for West Ham before being snapped up by Barnsley ahead of the 2016-17 campaign. He failed to impress at Oakwell and he only played three times for The Tykes.

Elliot’s older brother Olly also plays for The Hatters. He admitted that his older brother did persuade him to come to the club. Elliot also said  “I’m looking forward to playing with Olly. Having been here and known all the lads, I’m really looking forward to it.”

He added “Olly and I spoke about it and we realised it would be a great experience to play together and something we’d enjoy. It’s something special for the family. “The club has come on a lot since I was here last time, and it really looks like we’ve got a positive future.”

Lee joins new signings, James Shea, Andrew Shinnie, James Collins, Jack Stacey, Marek Stech and Alan McCormack. The Hatters will be looking to get promoted to League One this season after they lost to last year’s play-off winners Blackpool in the semi-finals in dramatic style.