Report: West Ham prospect on verge of move to Football League side

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West Ham United striker Elliot Lee is reportedly close to signing for Luton Town.

West Ham United forward Elliot Lee is on the verge of a loan move to Luton Town, according to a report in the Luton on Sunday newspaper

Lee has seemingly been identified as a player who can enhance Luton's attacking threat as they gun for League Two promotion and he could arrive at Kenilworth Road in the near future. 

Lee is regarded as one of the more exciting of the Hammers' talents and he would be a good addition for John Still's side as they look to establish a position in the automatic promotion places.

At the moment Luton are one point off the top-three in League Two and they look set to have an exciting climax to their season. 

Impact on West Ham?

Lee's departure may be a disappointment to some West Ham supporters as they were hoping to see him in their own line-up before the end of the campaign.

The Hammers have a lack of attacking options, even if Nene's arrival does strengthen their forward line somewhat, and there was a feeling that Lee could have been handed a chance to impress.

Sam Allardyce's side have little left to play for this campaign, with a European place looking unlikely, and many considered this a good chance for them to try out some of their more promising youngsters.

Instead it appears that Lee will have to prove that he is ready to make the step-up down at League Two level, where he would be looking to fire the Hatters up the Football League. 

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