Premier League new boys to sign Birmingham defender
Premier League news: Birmingham City defender Curtis Davies is close to joining newly-promoted Hull City
Hull City are closing in on the signing of Birmingham City defender Curtis Davies, after the two sides agreed a fee for the centre-back.
Former Birmingham manager Steve Bruce targeted Davies as the man to ensure that Hull City will remain in the Premier League next season, and it looks like Bruce has got his man, with Sky Sports understanding that are fee has been negotiated.
Davies has been an ever present figure in the Birmingham City side following his £3.5m signing from rivals Aston Villa in 2010. This season Davies has made 44 appearances for Birmingham, scoring six goals.
In the 2011/12 season Birmingham qualified for the Europa League following their Carling Cup victory and Davies was a key figure in Birmingham victories over CD Nacional, NK Maribor and Club Brugge.
Although they didn't qualify from the group stages, Europa League experience is seen as very favourable, and Bruce will look for this in the Premier league.
Along with this Europa League experience, Davies has played in the Premier League with Birmingham and former teams West Brom and Aston Villa.
Davies, who was voted Birmingham's player of the season last year is coming into the final year of his contract, so manager Lee Clark needs to decide whether to sell the 28-year-old now, or risk losing the defender for nothing next summer. And it seems that this decision has been made.
Davies is expected to meet with Bruce and other Hull City representatives in the coming days as the two sides attempt to iron out a deal.
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