Leicester City have moved to bolster their back four options, by taking experienced centre-half Robert Huth on loan for the rest of the season.
The former Germany international, who won 19 caps for his country, has been plying his trade in England since 2001, when he linked up with the Chelsea youth system. He went on to make 62 appearances for the Blues in all competitions, before he was sold in the summer of 2006 to Middlesbrough, who got three years out of their £6million investment.
In fact, the Riverside Stadium club even got a good return on their outlay when they sold Huth to Stoke City for £5million in 2009. The defender has been a fine servant to the Britannia Stadium club over the years, racking up over 180 appearances, but he had lost his place in the side in recent weeks under Mark Hughes who has used him just once in the Premier League this term.
Huth has now joined Leicester on loan for the remainder of the campaign, becoming the Foxes’ third signing of the window following Andrej Kramaric and Mark Schwarzer. The 30-year-old, who won two league titles during his time at Stamford Bridge, will provide Nigel Pearson’s side with a wealth of experience as they look to avoid an instant return to the Championship.
The King Power Stadium side have won two of their last five league matches, but suffered a second successive defeat when Manchester United eased past them at Old Trafford on Saturday. This result has done little in terms of their predicament as every side in the bottom six lost this weekend, but they remain bottom of the table and three points adrift of safety.