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England's John Bostock, left, in action during the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (David Vincent/The Associated Press)
England's John Bostock, left, in action during the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (David Vincent/The Associated Press)

Toronto FC acquires midfielder John Bostock from Tottenham Hotspur Add to ...

Toronto FC acquired midfielder John Bostock on loan from Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League on Friday.

He will be officially added to the roster and eligible for selection upon receipt of his International Transfer Clearance.

“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 release. “He is a creative player and he will fit in well with the club.”

Bostock, 21, most recently spent time on loan 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 club history to play for the Spurs. He played a UEFA Cup match against Dynamo Zagreb at the age of 16 years 295 days.

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 the Swindon Town’s League Two Championship winning side in 2012 and was returned to Tottenham in January.

Bostock has represented England at the under-16, U17, and U19 levels. He also served as captain for England’s U17 side.

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