According to the Daily Express, Aberdeen have pulled the plug on a deal for former Tottenham midfielder John Bostock.

Derek McInnes’ side were reportedly in talks with Bostock’s current club Toulouse over a loan move. Now that deal is off the Express claim, following Aberdeen’s capture of Funso Ojo.

Ex-Tottenham man Bostock was reportedly a loan target for Aberdeen. (Photo by Manuel Blondeau/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

Even with the signing of the Belgian, Bostock would have been a welcome addition at Pittodrie.

Bostock would complete the Aberdeen midfield.

Aberdeen’s midfield is looking much healthier than it was at the start of the summer. Now the Dons have Craig Bryson, Lewis Ferguson, Dean Campbell and seemingly Jon Gallagher to pick from in the engine room, alongside Ojo.


If the opportunity was there to sign someone like Bostock though, surely the Dons should still have tried to carry it out?

Bostock made a name for himself at Tottenham. (Photo by David Ashdown/Getty Images)

Bostock had all the potential in the world at an early age. After excelling with Crystal Palace, he quickly broke Tottenham’s youngest-player record. After finding himself out on loan five times, Bostock was released by Spurs in 2013. In five years with the club, he appeared three times.

Since then, Bostock has played plenty of football abroad. He’s taken in spells in Belgium, Canada, Turkey and France. He’s enjoyed decent spells abroad, although it looks like his time at Toulouse may be coming to a close if the club are seemingly willing to farm him out on loan.

Ex-Spurs man Bostock would have been a good addition. The Dons still need a ball winning midfielder, a box to box player in the engine room. Bostock is exactly that and he would have provided excellent cover.

Bostock could have given Aberdeen something they don’t have. (Photo by Manuel Blondeau/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

It would give the Dons a midfield to fear and plenty of options. A  midfield department with Ferguson, Bryson, Ojo, Bostock, Gallagher and young Campbell in it sounds frightening.

He would have been a great signing for Aberdeen. For now it seems like it’ll be a case of what if between Aberdeen and Bostock.

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