Curtis Davies: Hull City sign Birmingham City defender

Curtis Davies

Hull City have signed former Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies from Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee, understood to be around £2.25m.

The 28-year-old Londoner passed a medical at the KC Stadium and has agreed a three-year contract.

Davies told BBC Radio Humberside: "The chance to play in the Premier League was a huge attraction.

"But so too was working with the manager Steve Bruce, who is someone I rate very highly."

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Davies happy to seal Hull move early

Davies began his career at Luton Town before moving to West Bromwich Albion.

In 2007 he moved to Aston Villa on loan and then on a permanent deal worth up to £9.5m, before signing for Birmingham City in 2011.

"I think the manager wants to get his business done early so we can have a strong pre-season together," said Davies.

"Knowing the fact the manager has been an admirer of myself since I first went to West Brom is a big factor too. After eight years in the Midlands I'm hoping this is going to be a great move for me, I want to establish myself back in the Premier League and remind people what I'm all about.

"Some people seem to think I failed there before but I actually left Villa because I had a shoulder injury: my last game for them was a win at Liverpool when I scored, so that's frustrating."

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