Hull City have completed the signing of Tottenham Hotspur starlet John Bostock on a season-long loan deal.
The 18-year-old, who became Spurs' youngest ever player when he made his senior debut back in 2008, has decided to join the Tigers after struggling to hold down a first-team role at White Hart Lane.
Hull have been tracking the talented teenager for some time and had hoped to avoid leaving the deal until the last minute.
They were frustrated in their efforts by a reported Premier League probe into their finances, which delayed any transfer business they were looking to complete.
An agreement has now been reached, but it remains unclear whether Bostock will be free to make his debut in Saturday's season opener against Swansea.
The youngster was only too happy to take in another loan deal this term, having enjoyed a three-month stint at Brentford last year.
Since then Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has openly questioned Bostock's attitude, which has led to ill-feeling all round.
However, there is no doubting the talent he possesses, with his switch to Tottenham from Crystal Palace hitting the headlines.
Having been touted as one of the most promising players in the country, there was no shortage of interest in his services.
In the end he joined Spurs, but a fee for the deal had to be set by a tribunal, as the clubs could not agree, and the amount demanded left Palace seething.
Bostock will now want to prove that his early billing was justified and leave a lasting impression on the Championship.