Bostock and Gargan take on Darlington Nagbe in pre season. - Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
The triallist becomes the latest player to get a loan deal, officially signed up today.
Well, it wouldn't be the day before a TFC game without a new signing being announced, and this time it's John Bostock. The Tottenham Hotspurs player has been with the club for a while now, first coming to our attention back on February 25, after he failed to impress with San Jose Earthquakes, and he's obviously done enough to get an extended chance.
As with most TFC signings these days, it's a loan deal, so basically an extended trial to see if he's got what it takes for when things get serious in 2014 and beyond. As with all these deals, terms weren't disclosed, so who knows how good of a deal it is really as far as the cap is concerned, though we do know it's another international signing, so those spots are filling up fast. Will this lead to further moves, what with the rumours of Hondurans and Argentinians to come? Maybe, maybe not, but Reggie Lambe had better hope he has one of his one in six games soon or he could be heading for the chop (mmmm, Lambe puns).
This will of course make Bostock eligible for tomorrow's game against Kansas City, though whether he'll play or not is anyone's guess. He's another attacking midfielder, so it will be interesting to see where he ends up fitting in the squad, whether it's behind Robert Earnshaw, or maybe taking one of the wide spots ahead of Hogan Ephraim or Reggie Lambe.
For a lot more info on Bostock, check out Dave's profile of him here from when he first joined us on trial. His career trajectory doesn't suggest he's going to be a difference maker, nor does the fact he didn't catch on at San Jose (though obviously that's a much tougher squad to catch on with), but hopefully he's getting to the stage where desperation kicks in and he realises that he's getting close to the last chance saloon if he wants to get his career back on track and start fulfilling the potential that saw him captain England at youth levels, and become Spurs' youngest ever player. He's already made a good start in my eyes, with a very sensible squad number, the 7 shirt recently vacated by Joao Plata.