Report: West Brom want Robert Huth; Middlesbrough lead race

Duncan Watmore of Sunderland and Robert Huth of Leicester City compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Leicester City at Stadium of Light on December 3,...

West Bromwich Albion have reportedly registered an interest in signing Robert Huth on a free transfer this summer.

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.

According to a report from the Daily Mail's live transfer blog (13/06; 14:37), West Brom are amongst the sides interested in signing Robert Huth this summer, but they will have to catch Middlesbrough in the race for his signature.

Huth is a free agent this summer after his Leicester City contract expired, and the Mail reports that a number of clubs from the Championship are keen to land him during the coming weeks.

West Bromwich Albion's caretaker manager Darren Moore gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion at St...

According to the Mail (13/06; 14:37), Middlesbrough are leading the way, while West Brom, Derby County and Aston Villa have shown an interest in securing a bargain deal for the 33-year-old who has been training with Stoke City since leaving the King Power Stadium.

If West Brom were able to bring him to the club this summer, it would arguably be a very good piece of business from Darren Moore's men with Jonny Evans taking his place at the Foxes this summer.

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,...

Huth endured a disappointing final season at Leicester, but previously played a key role for their side and missed just three league games during the campaign where Leicester stunned the football world by winning the Premier League title. 

The former Germany international would be a very shrewd signing this summer, and with it seeming somewhat unlikely that the Baggies will have an easy time holding onto their other key players while the window is open, it would certainly be a positive for Moore's men if they could leap ahead of Boro in the race and land Huth on a free.

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