Report: Leicester City to make loan move for Robert Huth permanent in £3m deal

Robert Huth has been on loan at Leicester for much of the second half of the season and looks as though he will make his move from Stoke City a permanent one.

Leicester City seem keen on making their loan move for Stoke City defender Robert Huth a permanent one according to a report in the Stoke Sentinel.

A similar report emerged in the Daily Mirror a couple of weeks ago, but the Sentinel has put a figure of around £3 million on any potential deal. 

Huth joined the Foxes midway through the season with the side rooted to the bottom of the Premier League, and seemingly doomed to an instant return to the Championship, but Nigel Pearson's side rallied towards the end of the season - winning seven of their last nine Premier League games to finish in 14th place.

The report says that Potters boss Mark Hughes is prepared to let the 30-year-old leave for the King Power Stadium as he seems pretty well resourced in that area of the field.

Huth made 14 appearances this season for Leicester during his loan spell and was the lynch-pin at the back during their good run of form that helped them to survival. It suggests that he was open to a return to the Britannia Stadium, but he was realistic about his first team opportunities and stands a better chance if he extends his stay with Leicester.

The report doesn't rule out the possibility of a third party coming in with a bid for the German at the 11th hour but Nigel Pearson remains in pole position to get his man. 

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