Derby County Meet Tom Huddlestone Release Clause With Midfielder Set for Pride Park Return

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Having spent twelve years away from Derby County, midfielder Tom Huddlestone is set for a sensational return to the club as his release clause with Hull City has been met. Huddlestone joined the Tigers from Tottenham in 2013 in a deal worth £5m.

The 30-year-old midfielder made 23 Premier League starts last season as Hull were relegated to the Championship. 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 almost 100 appearances for, according to ​Sky Sports.

Huddlestone, who is yet to discuss personal terms with the Rams, will fill the gap left by English prodigy Will Hughes after the 22-year-old joined Watford in an £8m deal ealier this summer.

Hull will be forced to enter the transfer market this summer having only made to signings so far. Chelsea's Ola Aina joined the Tigers on a season long loan from the Premier League champions, while 18-year-old Liam Edwards joined on a free transfer from Swansea City at the start of the transfer window.

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