Robert Huth joins Leicester on loan from Stoke City
Leicester have made their first signing of transfer deadline day with Stoke City centre back Robert Huth joining on loan until the end of the season.
The 30-year-old has made 188 appearances for the Staffordshire club, proving to be a handful from set pieces, scoring 18 goals, as well as providing eight assists.
His arrival at the Foxes will no doubt be well received by fans who have seen their club concede 37 goals this season; the third highest amount in the Premier League, and the player will hope he can help to lift the club off the bottom of the league.
Huth has been out of favour at the Britannia Stadium this season, making only four appearances across all competitions, though he has all of the attributes to still to do a job at the highest level, and his experience will be invaluable to Leicester’s attempts to stay in the English top flight.
The German international has arrived at Stoke for a fee of £5m from Middlesbrough in 2009 and swiftly became a firm fans favourite, due to his no-nonsense approach under Tony Pulis’ effective, defensive management style.
It is evident that Leicester needed new recruits in the transfer window, and Huth’s arrival may spark a flurry of activity at the King Power Stadium, with various sources reporting that there is firm interest in Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon, though the East Midlands club face competition.
Next up for Leicester is Crystal Palace at home, so boss Nigel Pearson will be hoping he can land his targets before the transfer window slams shut. However, Huth will have to wait another couple of matches to play for his new club, with the player currently serving a two-match suspension for comments made on social media.
Leicester are evens with Coral to stay in the Premier League this season.