Gardner makes Hull move permanent

Defender Anthony Gardner has left Tottenham Hotspur permanently after joining Hull City in a £2.5m move.

The 27-year-old joined Spurs from Port Vale in January 2000 for £1m.

Hull manager Phil Brown said: “We had an option to make the deal permanent at any stage, so I spoke to him and asked him if he would be happy to stay.

“He has been at the club for four or five weeks now and he said he would, so he now becomes our record signing.”