West Bromwich Albion have golden opportunity to sign Robert Huth ahead of Aston Villa right now

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 and Aston Villa are said to be competing for Robert Huth.

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,...

According to the Daily Mirror (live blog, 10:26am), Aston Villa do not have the money even for free transfers currently, and that should give West Bromwich Albion the advantage in the race for Robert Huth.

The Daily Mail have claimed that West Brom and Villa are both keen to sign Huth this summer, with the veteran defender currently a free agent.

And it would make sense for West Brom to move sooner rather than later, if they do want the 33-year-old.

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

Villa currently reportedly have no money to do any business in the transfer window, as they are so desperate to sell.

The claret and blues are looking to offload many of their first-team squad, before they bring in any new additions.

Robert Huth of Leicester City poses with the Premier League Trophy as players and staffs celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and...

And that means that West Brom could strike a blow, by signing Huth before Villa can even submit the centre-back an offer.

The claret and blues may be able to challenge West Brom for Huth at a later date this summer, once they have raised some funds through player sales.

But if West Brom want to give themselves the best chance of landing Huth they would be wise to move now.

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