Former Tottenham Hotspur wonderkid John Bostock has kind words about Jack Wilshere and Jonjo Shelvey

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The OH Leuven midfielder is not bitter about his fall from mini-stardom.

John Bostock is a former Tottenham Hotspur wonderkid who once captained an England under-17 side alongside Jack Wilshere and Jonjo Shelvey in midfield.

While Bostock struggled to live up to his billing, the other two are now regulars in the Premier League with Arsenal and Swansea City repsectively. The latter, was himself linked with a move to Tottenham by The Guardian earlier this week.

But Bostock is not bitter. He spoke to Sky Sports this week, explaining how happy he was for the pair's success:

“The midfield was me, Jack Wilshere and Jonjo Shelvey.

"We had a really good team. England will always produce really good players. The next bit is just finding that route to the first team.

“I’m buzzed to see how far all those lads have come."

He went on to say similar things about former Tottenham team-mates such as Harry Kane and Andros Townsend.

Can Bostock ever live up to his original billing?

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.

But last season he was sensational in Belgium's second tier for OH Leuven. He scored 13 goals in 31 games from midfield, as they won promotion to the Belgian Pro League.

Following in Wilshere and Shelvey's footsteps to the England national team may now be beyond him, but it seems he could still make it back to the Premier League one day.

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