Robert Huth Signs Leicester City Loan Deal

Leicester City have moved to bolster their defensive options with the addition of centre-back Robert Huth on loan from Stoke City until the end of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season.
The 30-year-old German will wear squad no.14 and adds a wealth of Premier League experience to Nigel Pearson’s defensive line as they look to mount a successful bid for survival.
With power, pedigree and presence, the 6ft 3ins defender becomes City’s third signing of the transfer window after striker Andrej Kramarić and former Middlesbrough team-mate Mark Schwarzer, and will hope to re-establish his reputation as one of the most formidable defenders in the league.
In a career that began at Chelsea in 2002, Huth’s considerable talents have seen him secure two Premier League titles during Jose Mourinho's first spell at Stamford Bridge, as well as representing his country on 19 occasions, including during the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Huth made his Chelsea bow at the age of 17 under Claudio Ranieri, and despite initially finding his playing time limited as he battled it out with the likes of John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho for a place in the starting XI, he did enough to earn a move to Middlesbrough for a reported fee of £6 million in 2006.
During Huth’s first two seasons at the Riverside Stadium, injuries restricted his playing time, but he bounced back with some typically commanding and impressive performances in 2008/09.
Huth earned a number of Premier League admirers and his services were secured in August 2009 by Stoke, where he went on to establish himself as an important part of the team as well as being popular on the terraces. Huth’s partnership with Stoke skipper Ryan Shawcross at the heart of the Potters’ defence has proved to be a solid foundation for success at the Britannia Stadium in recent seasons – becoming one of the most feared defensive pairings in the league.
In total Huth has almost 250 career appearances in the Premier League to his name, and will hope to add to that total with the Foxes between now the end of May.
He will serve the second game of a two-match suspension when City host Crystal Palace at King Power Stadium on Saturday and will be available for selection for the first time next Tuesday when the Foxes travel to Arsenal.

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