Derby County Set to Re-Sign Tom Huddlestone by Activating His £2m Release Clause

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Derby County look set to activate Tom Huddlestone's £2m release clause to bring him back to Pride Park, 12 years after he left the club. 

Following Hull City's relegation to the Championship, a host of clubs, including West Brom and Newcastle, have shown interest in signing the 30-year-old. 

DERBY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Tom Huddlestone of Derby challenges Nigel Reo-Coker of West Ham during the Coca-Cola Championship match between Derby County and West Ham United at Pride Park on September 29, 2004 in Derby, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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The midfielder had an inconsistent season last year, making just 23 starts for Hull, who finished 18th, six points from safety. 

The former Tottenham player has undoubted quality, but the ​Daily Mail believe that he is open to playing in the Championship next season, and that he would consider a move to Derby if he can agree terms. 

Huddlestone started his career at County back in 2002, featuring 95 times for the club before moving to Spurs three years later for £2.5m.

The midfielder went on to win the League Cup with the London club in 2008, before making a permanent switch to Hull in 2013. 

A move to back to the Premier League could still happen for Huddlestone, with West Brom and newly promoted Newcastle interested. 

However, it looks likely that he will feature in England's second tier next season, at either Hull, Derby, or with his former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, at Birmingham City. 

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