Leicester City have wrapped up a permanent deal for Robert Huth, and will now turn their attention to luring his former team-mate Steven N’Zonzi.
Former Germany international Huth spent the second half of last season on loan at the King Power Stadium, making 15 appearances and playing a key role in their Premier League survival show. The 30-year-old has now made a permanent move to Nigel Pearson’s club, who are thought to have paid Stoke City a fee of around £3million for commanding central defender.
Huth first arrived in England when Chelsea added him to their youth ranks in 2001, and he spent five years at Stamford Bridge during which time he collected two league titles under Jose Mourinho. From the capital he moved north to Middlesbrough, but he left Teesside when they suffered relegation to the Championship and went to the Britannia Stadium for £5million.
Meanwhile, Huth could soon be joined at Leicester by his Stoke pal N’Zonzi. The 26-year-old was voted players’ player and supporters’ player of the year last season, but is understood to be keen on a summer transfer and has rejected the offer of a new contract. The midfielder is now in the final 12 months of his current deal, and Sky Sports claim the Foxes want him for £7million.