Report: Nottingham Forest enter talks to sign John Bostock

Nottingham Forest Manager Sabri Lamouchi during the Pre-season Friendly match between Nottingham Forest and Real Sociedad de Ftbol, S.A.D at the City Ground, Nottingham on Friday 26th July...

John Bostock is reportedly heading back to the Championship with Nottingham Forest after a spell in Ligue 1.

TOULOUSE, FRANCE - January 22: John Bostock #9 of Toulouse in action during the Toulouse FC V Stade de Reims, Coupe de France match at the Stadium Municipal de Toulouse on January 22nd...

Nottingham Forest are in talks to complete the signing of Toulouse midfielder John Bostock in the final few hours of the transfer window, according to France Football.

The London-born midfielder has been away from English football for some time and his career has become something of a cautionary tale for coveted young talents everywhere.

Bostock decided to leave Crystal Palace at the age of just 16 and sign for Tottenham Hotspur, a move that seemingly sparked the beginning of the end for one of English football’s great unfilled promises.

 

But, 11 years on, a return to British shores beckons for a player who has battled back bravely after spells in Canada, Turkey and Belgium.

The former England U19 star joined Toulouse in January and, after just 11 Ligue 1 appearances for the club, has entered talks over a shock move to the City Ground.

Lens' forward John Bostock (L) receives the Best Ligue 2 player award from French former player Jean Pierre Papin (C) next to Best Ligue 2 goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez, during the 26th...

France Football claims that Bostock should arrive in Nottingham today and is expected to sign on loan with an option to buy.

Sabri Lamouchi is desperate to introduce a more free-flowing passing style at Forest and signing a player with Bostock’s undoubted technical skills will only help his ambitions. But can he really prove that he’s still got it, a decade after that ill-fated move to North London?

John Bostock #7 of Toronto FC grabs a ball in an MLS game against the Los Angeles Galaxy on March 30, 2013 at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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