Tottenham Hotspur have announced that they’ve ‘reached agreement’ with Crystal Palace to sign highly-rated midfielder John Bostock.
Spurs’ sporting director, Damien Comolli, told the club’s official website: “We are very pleased that John has decided to join us. We know he has the talent but we also know he is only 16 and so we will not rush him. He will have time to develop and will be working within a very talented development squad.”
Bostock added: “I am definitely ready to make this move and Spurs is the team I wanted to join. I feel this is a club with a great future and this is where I want to be to develop my potential and improve as a player.”
However, Palace denied that a deal had been agreed for the 16-year-old.
The Championship club said in a statement on their official website: “Contrary to reports from Tottenham Hotspur FC regarding John Bostock joining the North London Club, Crystal Palace FC would like to announce that no agreement has been reached for the services of the 16 year old and he is still registered with Crystal Palace Football Club.”