Date of birth
Republic of Ireland
Highly-rated Republic of Ireland Under-21 international who can operate as a holding midfielder or centre-half.
Rea joined the Hatters on loan from Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion in March 2016, making ten appearances, and signed permanently in June 2016.
The Sussex-born player had made his debut for Albion in August 2015 in the Capital One Cup against Southend, who he went on to join on loan for a three-month spell before his temporary stint at Kenilworth Road.
Opted to rejoin the Hatters in the close season to be reunited with Nathan Jones, who he worked under at Brighton, ahead of interest from the Shrimpers.
Rea made 49 appearances, 46 of them starts, in his first full season with the Town. He found the net three times.