Last week Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone signed for Premier League new boys Hull City Tigers for a fee in the region of £5million.

Whenever Huddlestone featured for Tottenham, he nearly always made an impact in the heart of the midfield with his passing and tackling ability.

Despite this, the 26-year-old had his critics throughout his spell at White Hart Lane, complaining about his lack of pace and shooting accuracy.

But Spurs' fans may regret their club relinquishing the services of the former Derby man, as they know as well as any club that passing ability is all you need in the heart of midfield.

Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle was never particularly fast and despite scoring a couple of good goals in his time, was never a natural finisher.

In fact, Hoddle is considered by many as Tottenham's best-ever player and his all-round game was based on his sensational passing skill.

Huddlestone has an incredible passing ability like Hoddle, and given the chance, he could have emulated Hoddle at Tottenham Hotspur and for the senior England team.

If Martin Jol, Harry Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas had slotted Huddlestone in the centre of their midfield, they could have seen more goals scored and less conceded.

The four-cap England man would have changed the mentality of Tottenham for the better if he had had a first-team place secured.

AVB and Spurs have recently been accused by Huddlestone for not giving him a fair chance and you can see why.

With the passing ability he acquires, he could have easily been a Tottenham great, but Spurs never had the patience with him when he had a poor game and now they could pay the price.

Hull could become a much better team with the form of Huddlestone, who signed for Tottenham in 2005 from Derby.

After coming on for his debut in Hull's opening day 2-0 defeat to Chelsea, Huddlestone stopped Chelsea's dominance and earned Hull a lot of posession, changing the game for Hull completely.

With performances like that, Huddlestone could keep the Tigers away from relegation and regain an England place as a result.

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