Hull City Accept £2m Bid From Derby County for Midfielder Tom Huddlestone

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Hull City have reportedly accepted a £2m bid for Tom Huddlestone from Derby County, which is set to see the midfielder return to his first professional club this summer.

According to Sky Sports News HQ, Derby have activated the 30-year-old's £2m release clause to bring him back to Pride Park ahead of the other reported suitors, West Brom and Newcastle.

Huddlestone was part of the Tigers squad who dropped down the the Championship last season, making 39 appearances in all competitions for the Yorkshire side last term.

After admitting that he is prepared to play his trade in England's second division, Derby have moved to secure their former midfielder - 12-years after he left the club to join Tottenham for £2.5m.

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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30-year-old Huddlestone made 95 appearances for the Rams during his three-year stint after graduating from the club's academy, where he has since played for Tottenham, Wolverhampton and of course Hull City.

The Tigers new manager Leonid Slutsky continues to re-form the squad he inherited from his predecessors, with Huddlestone seemingly not part of his plans, much to the delight of the Rams faithful and boss Gary Rowett.


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