Leicester City sign Stoke City’s Robert Huth

Premier League strugglers Leicester City are close to signing Stoke City defender Robert Huth on loan until the end of the season, reports Sky Sports.

The German centre-back, formerly of Chelsea, is deemed surplus to requirements at the Britannia this season, and has spent the majority of the campaign on the bench, or out of the match day squad entirely. Huth, 30, is currently serving a two-match ban for social media conduct, and is said to have completed a medical with the Foxes ahead of the loan deal. It’s been a season of relative inactivity for the long-serving Stoke City defender, but Leicester manager Nigel Pearson feels his experience in the backline could be crucial to keep the Midlands side in the Premier League

He suffered a knee ligament injury in winter 2013, and has made just three starts ever since recovering. Leicester are looking to bolster their defensive options due to the amount of goals they keep shipping, and an in-form Huth can provide the defence with real stability if he can quickly find his feet at the King Power Stadium.

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