Robert Huth sorted the defence out when he joined in the January Transfer window. He helped Wes and Was to get a grip and he was a major factor in The Greatest Escape, so let us all hope that Nigel Pearson gets this deal done quickly.
The reports are that Stoke are willing to let him go for around £2.5m…. who knows why as he clearly is a quality defender with plenty of life left in him, but their loss is our gain and at that price tag we think he is a real bargain. Do YOU agree ?
Alan Young says “Signing Huth is vital, lets get it done quickly and move on.”
Here is the Robert Huth lowdown from Wikipedia….
Huth was signed for Chelsea from the youth system of German club Union Berlin in 2001 by then Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri. Huth struggled to establish himself in the Chelsea first team and with the likes of John Terry, William Gallas, and Ricardo Carvalho ahead of him in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and so he joined Middlesbrough in August 2006 for a fee of £6 million. He spent three years at the Riverside and after the club were relegated in 2009, Huth signed for Stoke City for a then club record fee £5 million.
After a successful 2010–11 season for Huth which saw him play in the FA Cup Final, he was named as Stoke’s player of the year. Under the management of Tony Pulis Huth remained a vital member of the Stoke squad in 2011–12 and 2012–13. He also played regularly under Mark Hughes in 2013–14 before he suffered a knee injury which ruled him out nearly a year. He was unable for force his way back into the team and he joined Leicester City on loan in January 2015, helping them avoid relegation from the top flight.
Huth was also a German international, earning 19 caps and scoring 2 goals between 2004 and 2009. He was part of the German squad which came third at the 2006 FIFA World Cup on home soil.