Report: Leicester interested in permanent move for Stoke City defender Robert Huth

Robert Huth

Leicester want to sign Huth from Stoke on a permanent deal this summer.

As reported by the Mirror, Leicester want to sign Robert Huth on a permanent deal this summer, after enjoying an impressive loan spell at the King Power Stadium.

Huth has made 12 appearances for the Foxes since joining the Premier League club on a short-term loan in the January transfer window.

The German defender has a been a solid presence in the back-line, shoring up a defence that looked incredibly out of its depth earlier in the campaign, and with the 19-capped international in the team, it is unlikely that Nigel Pearson’s men are now going to be relegated.

He has contributed one goal in his run of appearances, but it is his defensive stats that truly stand out. He is the best performing of every Leicester player, winning 2.5 tackles and 1.9 interceptions per game, and contributing 1.9 clearances per game as well.

Pearson is keen to see him back at the club next season, and in the same report the head coach answered the question when asked if he wants to see Huth sign on a permanent deal.

“Basically the answer is yes,” Pearson said: “Certainly he’s done very well for us. I think you can get an answer from that.”

Huth has one year left on his deal at the Britannia Stadium, and the 30-year-old will likely be allowed to leave this summer with Mark Hughes not seeing a way back into the team for the former Chelsea man.

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