The Telegraph have claimed (Thursday, 11.21) that Nottingham Forest are closing in on a move to sign Toulouse midfielder John Bostock, six years after leaving England.
Bostock, 27, has endured a somewhat interesting career after coming through the ranks at Crystal Palace and then Tottenham Hotspur. Following loans at Swindon Town and MLS side Toronto, he finally left to move to Belgium.
The midfielder is remembered for making his Palace debut at just 15 years of age and was eyed as the future of England’s midfield, when he joined Tottenham for a fee in the region of £1.8million at just 16 years of age.
Managing just four appearances for Spurs, Bostock set on rebuilding his career over the last six years and spells in the lower leagues of Belgium before spells in France and Turkey saw him move to top-flight French side Toulouse.
Now, he could have the chance to give English football a second crack. Bostock clocked up 20 appearances for Ligue 1 side Toulouse last season, after joining the club from Turkish side Bursaspor. He impressed, alerting Forest.
It is believed Bostock is joining Forest on a season-long loan from Toulouse, as Sabri Lamouchi’s side look to bring in some reinforcements following an opening-day loss at home to West Bromwich Albion.