West Bromwich Albion signing Robert Huth would be blow for Aston Villa

Robert Huth of Leicester City looks on during the Premier League 2 match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Holmes Park on January 3, 2018 in Leicester, England.

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly leading the race to sign Robert Huth ahead of Midlands rivals, Aston Villa.

Robert Huth of Leicester City looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Leicester, England.

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.

The Birmingham Mail claim that Villa had made Huth their first choice to replace John Terry this summer, after the former Chelsea man left on a free transfer.

Villa only have a limited budget, and the fact that Huth is a free agent appealed to Steve Bruce’s side.

John Terry of Aston Villa shows appreciation to the fans following the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London,...

However, it appears that Villa may have to go back to the drawing board, as West Brom are also keen on Huth.

The Baggies are now reportedly leading the race to bring in the former Leicester City man, who could be an asset at Championship level.

Robert Huth of Leicester City warms up prior to The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Peterborough United and Leicester City at ABAX Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Peterborough,...

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.

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