Writer: Matt Wilson
Date:Wednesday August 14 2013
Hull City have confirmed the signings of Tom Huddleston and Jake Livermore from Tottenham Hotspur.
The midfield duo will join up with the City team tomorrow as Steve Bruce looks to include both in the squad that will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this Sunday as Hull City return to the Premier League.
26 year old Huddlestone joins for a club record fee, believed to be in the region of £5.25 million which eclipses the previous record paid for Jimmy Bullard. Signed by Tottenham from Derby County as a promising young midfielder, Huddlestone has made just over 100 appearances for Tottenham as injuries and inconsistencies have cost him a regular starting place.
Contributors to Vital Spurs had the following to say on our new signing;
ahx00: If you manage to keep Huddlestone fully fit and trim (unlikely) he'll be a great signing. He's got a very languid style but can spray the ball around the pitch with the best of them.
Matic: Huddlestone will be excellent if you can keep him fit and trim. I'm a big fan of his and watching him pass so effortlessly is an absolute joy.
Alongside Huddlestone, his former Tottenham team-mate Jake Livermore has signed on a season long loan deal with some reports indicating a £3 million fee has been agreed should City choose to make the deal permanent at the end of the loan.
Dave the Yid from Vital Spurs says; Jake was fantastic in his breakout year and has real dogged determination and great athleticism. Nothing flashy and keeps things simple, but will win the ball all day long and read the opposition out of a game. One of those 'unsung hero' type players who are so clever at what they do that you barely notice them. He too had a bad run of injuries last year and a lot of our fans deem him surplus because of that, but I'm glad he's only going on loan because I feel he could be a very useful player for us!
Livermore is a product of the Tottenham youth system and is held in high regard at White Hart Lane.
Date:Wednesday August 14 2013
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