Larnell Cole has moved to League One Milton Keynes Dons on loan until the end of the season.
The 20-year-old has been told by new boss Felix Magath he is surplus to the German’s first team plans.
A statement on the Cottagers website confirmed the move and added: “The winger will be looking to make an impact at Stadium MK under manager Karl Robinson, with the Dons hoping for a late promotion push in Sky Bet League One.”
Robinson said: “I’m really excited by this signing. We’ve been watching him for a while and he is a high-potential player.
“We had to react quickly to the Samir (Carruthers) injury and he’s exactly the type of player I want to bring to the football club – a player of quality, a player of note.”