Tottenham Hotspur defender Grant Hall has joined Championship side Brimingham City on a season long deal for 2014-15 season.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Grant Hall joined Brimingham City on a season long loan deal. Championship side Brimingham City were interested in securing the English defender last season also, but Tottenham Hotspur opted to send him to League 1 side Swindon Town along with Alex Pritchard and Ryan Mason. All of them gained from that experience and are expected to make it to Championship teams this season.
Birmingham City were expected to mount a serious challenge for a spot in English Premier League last season. Their failure was highlighted in a relegation fight and the spotlight was on their weak defence. Highly rated Tottenham defender Grant Hall is expected to solve their problems at the back, along with new signing Jonathan Grounds. 22-year-old Grant Hall is a natural leader on the pitch and he is looking forward to his spell at the St.Andrews.
“The move to Swindon Town (last season) was my first loan move to get league football and that was a really good experience so this, to be playing Championship football, is the next step up. Birmingham City is obviously a massive club with great history so I’m looking forward to it. I just hope to do well for the club, the fans, the manager and the rest of the players. Hopefully I can take my career to the next step and we have a successful season.”
Hull City and Crystal Palace are evaluating their midfield options as Tottenham attach £6.5 million price tag on academy product Jake Livermore.
Hull City were targeting a triple raid on Tottenham Hotspur after the brilliant performance of Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore at the KC Stadium last season. Tottenham skipper Michael Dawson has reiterated his interest to remain at White Hart Lane, thus closing the door on Tigers and his other suitors. Hull City are set to suffer another setback as loanee Jake Livermore is proving out to be a costly option for Steve Bruce’s side.
Jake Livermore was eager to return to FA Cup Finalists Hull City, after getting the recognition in their brilliant campaign.
“Whatever happens in the summer, whatever the two clubs agree, if they could sort something out that would be great. Of course I’d like to stay. I feel as though I owe the manager, his staff, my team-mates and the fans a lot. They’ve been good to me this season and I’ve been given the opportunity to play week in and week out. For that I’m thankful.”
Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City were in discussions over the permanent move of Jake Livermore while Crystal Palace were keeping an eye on the proceedings. Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy, an astute businessman, realized that his stakes are at a high and has slapped a £6.5 million price tag on Jake Livermore’s signature. Hull City manager Steve Bruce is baulking at the evaluation of Tottenham and a deal is still way off.
“I would love to keep Jake [Livermore] if I could, so we’ll have to see if there is a deal to be done. But I’m sure Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman, will want the Humber Bridge and the receipts that go with it for him.”