http://www.mercurynews.com/earthquakes/ci_22573644 SAN JOSE -- The Earthquakes might have found a replacement for Simon Dawkins: another talented young attacking midfielder from Tottenham Hotspur. San Jose is considering John Bostock, who made his professional debut in England at age 15, for another loan deal with the Spurs. Bostock began training with the Quakes last week, general manager John Doyle told this newspaper. The team also expects to sign center back Nana Attakora, a starter with the Canadian national team. Bostock, 21, was on loan with Swindon Town in England's League One through January. The Spurs have loaned him to English clubs since 2009. Dawkins currently is on loan with Aston Villa of the English Premier League after playing the previous two years in San Jose. He wouldn't be available for Major League Soccer until the June transfer window if the Quakes could strike a deal with him. Dawkins resurrected his career in San Jose paving the way to his to return to EPL this season. "We're not closing the door on Simon coming back," Doyle said. "In the meantime it would be nice to see how John likes us and we how we like him." The Earthquakes have been looking for someone to replace Dawkins' skills but with the season starting March 3 their options were limited. "There are more options out there," Doyle said. "We're being thorough in looking at them. We're making sure we make the right decisions on who comes in. If we don't bring in John or Simon we still have a good team." Bostock, once one of England's most promising players, will travel with the Quakes this weekend to Portland for preseason games. He was the youngest player to start for Crystal Palace at 15 and was captain of England's under-17 national team. But Bostock has not fulfilled that early promise having been loaned by the Spurs four times in five years. Nb. Bostock's contract ends at end of this season. Nit sure he has ever done anything to warrant a renewal so this could be a way forward for all.