Colchester United have signed West Ham United defender Will Greenidge on a two-and-a-half year contract.
Greenidge did not play for the Hammers first team but made three appearances for their under-21 side in the EFL Trophy earlier this season.
The 20-year-old right-back is the seventh signing made by the U’s since the start of the transfer window.
He came through the West Ham academy and scored his first goal in a 2-1 EFL Trophy win at Cheltenham in October.
No details of any fee or compensation have been disclosed by the two clubs.
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