According to a report in the Daily Mail, West Bromwich Albion are leading the race to sign Robert Huth this summer, and if they do snap up the central defender they could strike a big blow to Aston Villa’s transfer plans.
Villa only have a limited budget, and the fact that Huth is a free agent appealed to Steve Bruce’s side.
However, it appears that Villa may have to go back to the drawing board, as West Brom are also keen on Huth.
Huth did not feature much last season, but would bring with him a wealth of experience to whoever signs him.
Ordinarily, Villa may have felt confident of finding an alternative signing for Huth, but their options are currently very limited, due to their financial problems.
And if West Brom do manage to snap up the German, it would be a blow to Bruce’s plans ahead of new the campaign.