Toronto FC president Kevin Payne promised reinforcements, and now he's delivering.
On Friday, midfielder John Bostock became the latest player to link up with the Reds, joining Toronto on loan from English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. Bostock will be officially added to the Toronto FC roster and eligible for selection upon receipt of his International Transfer Clearance (ITC). Per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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“I know John from our time at Tottenham and we are very excited to have him in Toronto,” Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen said in a statement. “He is a creative player and he will fit in well with the club.”
Bostock, 21, was on trial with the San Jose Earthquakes before ending up in Toronto and most recently spent time on loan in with Swindon Town FC of England’s League One. He began his youth career at Crystal Palace FC and signed with the first team for the 2007-08 season. Tottenham purchased Bostock ahead of the 2008-09 campaign, and he became the youngest player in history to play for Spurs, at the age of 16 years, 295 days in a UEFA Cup match against Dynamo Zagreb.
Since joining Tottenham, Bostock has gone on four different loan spells in England with Brentford FC (2009-10), Hull City AFC (2010-11), Sheffield Wednesday (2011-12) and Swindon Town (2012-13). He was part of Swindon Town’s League Two Championship winning side in 2012. He was returned to Tottenham in January.
Bostock has also represented England at the U-16, U-17, and U-19 levels. He served as captain for England’s U-17 side.