- Robert Huth set to call time on three and a half years as a Leicester City player
- Defender played a pivotal role in Premier League win and Champions League run
- Vice Chairman hails Huth’s commitment and personal qualities
- Foxes fans were given their chance to thank Huth on Wednesday night
Everyone at the Club would like to express their thanks to Robert for his substantial contribution to the most successful period in the Club’s history.
Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “Players like Robert have been so important to our Club in the last three years, not just for his qualities as a footballer, but for his qualities as a character. He’s a leader, a winner and a player whose commitment to the team has made him equally popular among our players and our supporters. His status as a Leicester City great is very much secure.”
Signed on loan from Stoke City in January 2015, Huth was an integral part of City’s famous revival during the final weeks of the 2014/15 season, before making his move permanent that summer.
He would go on to take his own tally of Premier League winners’ medals to three in remarkable circumstances the following season, as the Foxes shocked the world to become champions of England for the first time.
Only Wes Morgan and Kasper Schmeichel started more than Huth’s 35 league games en route to the title, while his crucial winner at Tottenham Hotspur and remarkable double at Manchester City were truly iconic moments in one of English football’s greatest stories.
A leader during numerous heroic defensive stands during his 93 appearances in City blue, Robert’s experience was vital during the Foxes’ run to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals a year later – solidifying his partnership with Wes Morgan as one of the Club’s all-time great central defensive pairings.
Leicester City manager Claude Puel said: “It is a great shame that I have been unable to call on Robert’s experience due to injury this season, but he is a fantastic man and is always a positive influence on the squad and for this I am grateful. I would like to congratulate him on everything he has achieved as a Leicester City player.”
Robert was presented to the Foxes faithful ahead of Wednesday night’s visit of Arsenal to King Power Stadium, giving supporters the opportunity to thank him directly for his contribution during his time with the Club.
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