Former Tottenham Hotspur wonderkid John Bostock on what worked for Harry Kane, but not for him

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The OH Leuven star is now coming good in Belgium, but his time at Spurs was tough.

Former Tottenham Hotspur wonderkid John Bostock has spoken to Sky Sports this week about why he never made it at Spurs.

One topic that came up was that of loan deals, and their effectiveness at the club. The likes of Harry Kane, Andros Townsend and Ryan Mason have all come good after numerous loan spells away from Spurs but Bostock was not personally a fan.

He stated:

“It works for some people and for others it’s not so effective.

“For me it wasn’t so effective because I wasn’t settled. I had quite a few loans from Spurs and you can find yourself a bit frustrated so confidence dips. Where I’m at now, I can look back on those experiences and think that maybe it didn’t work out how I wanted it to but I learnt from it and took something from it. It stood me in good stead.”

Bostock spent five spells away from Spurs on loan, with Brentford, Hull City, Sheffield Wednesday, Swindon Town and Toronto FC, none of which really saw him shine.

Now he is in top form in Belgium with OH Leuven, who were recently promoted to the Belgian top flight.

He scored 13 goals in 31 games for the club from the heart of midfield, so is certainly starting to find his feet aged 23.

Bostock made his debut for Crystal Palace aged 15 and from there he became the world's most wanted youngster.

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea were all linked with the player.

In the end it was Tottenham Hotspur who managed to tie him down in what was a controversial transfer deal back in 2008.

He has never quite lived up to that billing but he is still young and currently showing great form. With a good spell at Leuven who knows? He might be playing with Kane and co again in the near future.

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