Huddlestone heads back to Derby on two-year deal

Xavier Trudeau
Juillet 17, 2017

The bid has triggered his release clause, so new Hull manager Leonard Slutsky has moved to offer the former Tottenham Hotspur man a new contract, leaving the decision over Huddlestone's future employment to the player himself.

Tom Huddlestone has left Hull City to join Derby County for an undisclosed fee, believed to be £2m.

Huddlestone said: "Once Derby had activated (the release clause), Hull chose to come and, to be fair, if they came maybe three weeks ago before Derby were interested I'd have happily stayed there".

However, Derby have been shrewd in their recruitment, with Huddlestone joining another former Ram, Andre Wisdom, and Curtis Davies as new faces for the Championship club.

Derby have landed him on a two-year contract, with the midfielder admitting that he is delighted to return to the Rams and that he is committed to helping the club get promoted to the Premier League.

He told RamsTV: 'I left here at a very young age, but even then, I always said that I would want to come back at some stage.

"Thankfully, I am in a position where I can still perform at a high level and it's good to be back". The Nottingham-born player made his debut for Derby County as a 16-year-old and he will be returning to the club that he has nearly 100 appearances for, according to Sky Sports.

He had one season left on his deal with Hull, who he joined from Tottenham for about £5m in 2013 before making 112 league starts for the Tigers.

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