Report: Leicester City ready £2.5m bid for Stoke defender Robert Huth

Stoke City’s Robert Huth spent the second half of last season on loan at Leicester City.

According to a report in The Mirror, Leicester City want to sign Stoke City’s Robert Huth on a permanent basis and are looking to tempt the Potters with a £2.5 million bid.

The German centre-back fell out of favour at the Britannia Stadium last season and spent the second half of the campaign with the Foxes on loan.

He joined Nigel Pearson’s men when relegation looked all but assured, yet a wonderful late-season rally saw the East Midlands outfit miraculously starve off an instant return to the Championship.

Huth started 14 Premier League fixtures, his impact playing a huge part, and now reports claim Leicester want him to stay at the King Power stadium on a permanent basis.

“The German defender played a key role in keeping the Foxes up last season and Nigel Pearson wants him to stay permanently. Leicester are lining-up a £2.5m bid,” the report in The Mirror states.

Huth joined Stoke from Middlesbrough in 2009 and has gone on to be a loyal servant for the club, helping establish the Staffordshire outfit as a solid Premier League side.

However, Mark Hughes’s ideals differ somewhat to former boss Tony Pulis, and the report goes on to suggest the 30-year-old no longer has a future with the Potters.

His contract expires the following summer, therefore Stoke are not in position to play hardball over the proposed transfer fee and a deal now simply benefits all parties involved

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