Hull City have singed defender Curtis Davies for £2.3million from Birmingham City after the 28-year-old passed a medical and agreed a three-year deal.
The former Luton Town, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa defender joins the Tigers after two-and-a-half years at Birmingham City where he made 89 appearances and scored a respectable 11 goals.
Davies became a fans' favourite at St Andrews despite being an ex-Aston Villa player.
However he now feels it was the right time to seek a new challenge in the Premier League, which was one of the many attractions that made Davies want to join The Tigers.
Speaking to Hull City's official website, Davies said: "I've been lucky enough to play in the top flight before and after having a couple of years in the Championship I had done all that I could in that league.
"It feels the right time to move back to the Premier League and try show how good a player I am and if I can do that hopefully it will lead to the team having a good season."
Another attraction was manager Steve Bruce who has been an admirer of Davies for a while, Davies added: "I'm looking forward to playing for the manager, the main thing for me is he was a centre half and was one of the best around during his time.
"Hopefully I can learn from him and then become a better player for the team."
Davies becomes Hull's second summer signing to join the club after ex-Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa joined the club.
Bruce will now look to strengthen other positions after Davies' signature so it is inevitable that there will be more arrivals at the KC stadium before their trip to Stamford Bridge in August.
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