John Bostock signs Spurs deal before being loaned out


Tottenham's teenage midfielder John Bostock has penned a new long-term contract that will keep him at White Hart Lane for three more years.

Harry Redknapp then decided to let the 18-year-old join Hull City on a season-long loan deal.

Bostock became Spurs' youngest ever player when he made his debut against Dinamo Zagreb in November 2008 but he has only made two substitute appearances for the club since.

The former Crystal Palace starlet enjoyed a spell on loan with Brentford last term, featuring in ten matches for the Bees.

Spurs paid Palace a tribunal-fixed transfer fee of £700,000 for Bostock two years ago, far less than the Championship side were expecting.

Meanwhile, Redknapp is looking forward to this month's two-legged Champions League play-off against Young Boys after the Swiss side surprisingly beat Fenerbahce in the last round.

He said:"We'll be favourites, obviously, but we have to give them the utmost respect. They beat Fenerbahce in the last round and we watched the first leg on DVD and they could have won four or five, they hammered them at home.

"They then went away and won in Turkey and that's a fantastic result. There are no easy games at this level. They also have an astroturf pitch at their stadium and they play well on it, so it will be a tough game for us.

"We'll have to be prepared for it but we've Manchester City before that in the Premier League (August 14) and that's the first priority."

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