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Hull City secure Spurs youngster John Bostock on loan

John Bostock
Bostock played for England in the Under-19s European Championship

Hull City have signed midfielder John Bostock on a season-long loan deal from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 18-year-old has also agreed a contract extension with Tottenham through to the summer of 2013.

Bostock became Spurs' youngest ever player when he made his debut two years ago but has been unable to hold down a place in their first-team squad.

It is unclear whether he will be registered in time to make his Tigers debut against Swansea City on Saturday.

Nonetheless, his signing is a boost for the beleaguered Championship club, whose financial situation has prevented boss Nigel Pearson from making significant additions to his squad.

Bostock was loaned out to Brentford for three months last season and recently bemoaned the lack of top-flight opportunities for young English players.


The Bees opted against extending his stay, prompting Spurs boss Harry Redknapp to question the youngster's attitude.

It is not the first time controversy has surrounded a player heralded as one of the most gifted of his generation domestically.

His move to Spurs from Crystal Palace two years ago proved particularly acrimonious.

The clubs were unable to agree a fee, which was eventually set by a tribunal at £700,000, much to the disgust of former Palace chairman Simon Jordan.

see also
Hull unable to make new signings
06 Aug 10 |  Hull
Brentford 2-2 Millwall
14 Nov 09 |  League One
Jordan warns Spurs-bound Bostock
10 Jul 08 |  Crystal Palace

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