Hull City defensive midfielder Tom Huddlestone has been linked with a sensational return to former club Derby County, according to Hull Daily Mail.

The 29 year old evergreen midfielder is out of contact at The KC Stadium at the end of the season. It is understood that Hull City Manager Steve Bruce would like to offer a new contract to the player however Huddlestone is stalling over signing a new deal until the end of the season when the success of The Tigers’ chase for promotion has been decided.

The defensive midfielder started his footballing career at hometown club Nottingham Forest but soon moved on to Midlands rivals Derby County. Huddlestone went on to make 95 appearances for The Rams before a reported £2.5 million move to Tottenham Hotspur.

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Huddlestone won a League Cup winners medal in his time at White Hart Lane along with senior international honours and made a number of appearances in European competition for Spurs.

In August 2013, the midfielder moved to Hull City for a reported transfer fee of £5.25 million. Huddlestone has played an important role in Steve Bruce’s side having made 98 appearances and scoring 5 goals for The Tigers.

Queens Park Rangers have also recently been linked with a big money bid for Huddlestone but the potential transfer deal has not materialised.

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