Former Tottenham youngster John Bostock has joined Belgian second division side Royal Antwerp, signing a two-year-deal.
The 21-year-old joined Spurs from Crystal Palace when he was 15, and he was considered one of the brightest academy products in years. But after signing his professional deal, Bostock, like many other youngsters, spent time out-on loan.
Between the years 2009-2013, he spent time on-loan at Brentford, Hull City, Sheffield Wednesday, Swindon Town and more recently Toronto FC. But following all of these loan appearances, and only three substitute appearances in the Tottenham first team, Andre Villas-Boas released Bostock at the end of last season.
And following reported interest from a number of Championship outfits, Bostock has decided that his immediate future lies in Belgium with Royal Antwerp.
Antwerp are well known for their loan partnership with Manchester United, with the Belgian club taking many of the United youngsters on-loan as they continue their development. Antwerp finished 10th in last season’s Belgian second division, and they are looking to improve on this finish, starting with the signing of Bostock.
And Bostock himself seems raring to go in Belgium, tweeting: "Delighted to announce that I've signed for Royal Antwerp FC today. Can't wait to start the season and really looking forward to working under my new coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink."
Antwerp are managed by former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who was appointed in May.
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