Report: Stoke's Robert Huth set for Leicester loan

Robert Huth

Stoke City defender Robert Huth is reported to be on the verge of joining Premier League rivals Leicester City on loan for the rest of the season.

Leicester are making a bid to bolster their backline this month, with the Daily Mail reporting that Stoke outcast Robert Huth is set to sign on loan for the remainder of the campaign.

After a knee operation forced him to miss the second half of last season, Huth has struggled to break into manager Mark Hughes’ plans at the Britannia Stadium this term, making just three cup appearances and one four-minute Premier League cameo.

The German centre-back has since been linked with a short-term move to a host of clubs in England’s top two divisions, with the Mail reporting interest from Cardiff, Fulham, Reading, Watford and West Bromwich Albion

Hughes has insisted that he still has a future at the club, but told Sky Sports earlier this month: I've had discussions with Robert and I think it is fair to say he needs games.

"We are looking to try to get him that, if we can. It needs to be at the right club, and needs to be the right opportunity for Robert himself.

"Under-21 games probably are not the right environment for him as a senior player, so he needs to get out and play games of meaning.

"If we can find the right team for him, hopefully he'll get five or six games, and then he can come back to us and be ready to go again."

Now it looks like the former Chelsea product is heading to the Premier League’s bottom side, as manager Nigel Pearson bids to shore up a defence which has conceded 34 goals in 22 games.

With his Stoke deal still having another 18 months left to run, it remains to be seen what the summer will hold for Huth, but helping save the Foxes from relegation could well help put his name in the show window.

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