Curtis Davies parts ways with Hull City for Derby move

Curtis Davies parts ways with Hull City for Derby move

The veteran defender has parted ways with The Tigers following their relegation to the Championship, making a move over to Derby.

Leanne Prescott

Hull City defender Curtis Davies ​has parted ways with the recently relegated side, joining Derby County ​for an undisclosed fee.

The 32-year-old veteran defender has signed a two-year-deal with the Championship outfit, marking the first signing under new manager Gary Rowett.

Davies made 29 appearances for Hull in the 2016/17 ​season where they were relegated from the Premier League ​despite Marco Silva's best efforts after taking up the reigns from January onwards.


4 years at Hull City now over

Davies was at the club for four years having previously played for Luton Town, West Brom, Aston Villa and Birmingham City. The centre-back has featured in 460 games as a footballer. In that time, Davies has netted 26 goals.

He has long been a crucial figure at Hull City, providing a linchpin at the back as well as an authoritative and experienced head. Consequently, it will be a monumental loss for Hull City, particularly with their recent relegation to the second tier.

In contrast, it's a coup in many ways for Derby County. Finishing ninth, thirteen points outside the play-off places, the club secured a sturdy finish under Rowett - who took over after Steve McClaren was sacked. He will be crucial to any hopes they have of mounting a challenge on the top spots in the Championship.

Davies joins Derby for undisclosed fee

Speaking to Derby after making his move to the club, Davies said:

​"I believe, under this manager for a full season, the squad we've got is capable of promotion or at least the play-offs."

​"I believe that, at my age, people start thinking that you want to wind down and look for a bit of security but that is not the case with me; if I'd have wanted that, I would have stayed at Hull," ​said Davies.

"This is an opportunity for me to reinvigorate myself. I've enjoyed my time at Hull and there are a lot of people that I'm going to miss but I want to do the best for my career and I believe that is with Derby County," ​he concluded.