If there’s one thing Steve Bruce ought to know a little about, it’s central defenders. Therefore, we’ll welcome the news today that he’s signed one to beef up City’s defence ahead of the new Premier League season – Curtis Davies has joined the Tigers on a 3 year deal after Birmingham agreed to part with him for a fee thought to be about £2¼m.
Aged 28, he arrives with no little Premier League experience, having played in the top flight for West Brom and Aston Villa, the latter having paid a startling £8m to the former for his services in 2008. He was Birmingham’s player of the year for last season and their stand-out defender (an admittedly straightforward task based upon what we say), and scored a useful six goals as well.
Though injuries have been an occasional worry during his career he’s been regular fit in recent times and should be just about at the peak of his career. For a player once tipped for international honours, with a hefty slab of top flight experience and for a sensible fee, this looks a smart move by City. Welcome to Hull Curtis, and good luck.