Derby County midfielder Tom Huddlestone has activated a clause within his contract to extend it by a further 12 months, keeping him at the Championship club until the end of the 2019/20 season, it has been confirmed on the club website.
Huddlestone is a graduate of the Rams’ youth system and has made 26 appearances so far this season, having re-joined the Rams from Hull City in the summer of 2017 on a two-year deal.
So are Derby right to extend Huddlestone’s deal?
“Huddlestone isn’t the player he was but he is still a quality footballer and can run games from the middle.
“Derby need experience in their side, too, and so keeping Huddlestone makes plenty of sense.”
“I could take this or leave it.
“Huddlestone has been far from spectacular for a few seasons now and is more of a passenger at times.
“I would have out the funds to better use, but it’s an alright decision by the Pride Park club – it’s experience, at the end of the day.”
“It’s surprised me.
“I could see him going to America or something like that.
“I’m not sure Frank Lampard knows what he needs at Derby.
“I’m concerned he’s not cut out to manage.”