Derby County have confirmed the signing of Hull City’s Curtis Davies, who has arrived at the Pride Park Stadium for an undisclosed fee ahead of the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship campaign.
Davies becomes Gary Rowett’s first recruit of the summer, as well as the manager’s first signing since taking over at Derby in March.
The 32-year old defender has signed a two-year contract with the Rams, which has the option to be extended into a third season.
During his four seasons with Hull City, Davies has enjoyed success at the KCOM Stadium, including playing and scoring in the 2014 FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal.
Despite Davies has suffering relegation from the top-flight twice in the last three seasons, he was part of the Hull squad to achieve promotion in the Championship during the 2015/16 campaign, where he made 42 league appearances for the Tigers.
Last season in the top-flight, Davies made 26 Premier League appearances, but the defender was not able to prevent the Tigers falling back into the Championship.
Davies will come up against Hull next season in the Championship, where he will expect to be competing for promotion with Derby and Rowett.
Rowett faces a busy summer as he shapes a squad capable of challenging for promotion to the Premier League, after the 2016/17 season ended in a disappointing ninth-placed finish for the Rams.
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