Leicester City may have made their most important signing of the summer already in Robert Huth

Leicester City

Robert Huth has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with Leicester City following his loan spell in the second half of last season.

The Foxes have confirmed on their official website that they have secured the signing of experienced 30-year-old Robert Huth who joins the club after spending six years with Stoke City.

The former Germany international played 14 games for Leicester during a loan spell last season, and it was no coincidence that it came during a superb run of form for the club.

Last season Nigel Pearson and his Leicester team pulled off a miraculous recovery when at one stage they seemed destined for relegation to the Championship.

In Leicester's last nine games of the season from the start of April onwards they picked up an incredible 22 points. During this time Huth forged a strong defensive partnership with captain Wes Morgan and Marcin Wasilewski.

Morgan and Wasilewski are already an experienced duo but Huth gave them even more nous. They kept five clean sheets during that spell and there is no doubt Huth had a huge impact on that following his move in January.

The former Chelsea and Middlesbrough player was a regular during his time at Stoke City but for some recent injuries, and he was grateful for the playing time last season.

Huth and Leicester are a good fit and I doubt Mark Hughes would have been that keen on letting him go, but he has already got solid players at Stoke in the same position.

Huth has been a consistent performer at all three of his previous Premier League clubs and also picked up 19 German international caps along the way. No mean achievement considering some of the other German players in his generation.

This is a hugely important transfer for the Foxes as he acted as a catalyst for their recovery last season. They now have a solid defence to build from, and players further up the field will be glad and feel safer in the knowledge they have Huth at the back to rely upon.

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