Tuesday 25 June 2013

Premier League pull draws Curtis Davies to Hull

Birmingham defender cites top-flight football as "huge attraction" after agreeing three-year deal

Hull defender Curtis Davies has played for three clubs in the Barclays Premier League

Curtis Davies has said that the prospect of returning to play in the Barclays Premier League was a "huge attraction" after completing his move to Hull City from Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee.

"I’ve been lucky enough to play in the Premier League and I wanted to get back to that level"
Curtis Davies

The 28-year-old centre-half, who has made 88 top-tier appearances with West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa and Birmingham, has signed a three-year deal with Steve Bruce’s side.

“I’m delighted to be here,” Davies told the club’s website. “I feel that I’m joining Hull City at an exciting time and the chance to play in the Barclays Premier League was also a huge attraction.

"It’s something that I’ve been lucky enough to do before and I wanted to get back to that level. Hopefully, I can help this team to have a good season and push as high up the table as possible. I can’t wait for Chelsea on the first day of the season now.”

Davies becomes the third signing for the summer for the club who earned automatic promotion to the Barclays Premier League last season, after deals for striker George Boyd and defender Maynor Figueroa from Portsmouth and Wigan Athletic respectively.

The former England Under-21 international will join up with his new team-mates for the start of pre-season training early next month.

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Key Points

  • Curtis Davies signs for newly promoted Hull City
  • The 28-year-old joins on three-year deal from Birmingham City
  • Defender cites the attraction of the Barclays Premier League as a key factor in his decision to join the Tigers