Aston Villa are poised to swoop for free agent defender Robert Huth, according to the StokeOnTrentLive.
The experienced defender has been available on a free transfer since leaving Premier League side Leicester City at the end of the season. Villa are in the hunt for a new defender and have been linked with a move to resign John Terry but are now believed to be looking at alternatives.
Names like James Collins and Robert Huth have been linked with Steve Bruce’s side over recent weeks. It now appears the Huth rumours do have legs and Villa could be poised to move for the veteran defender now.
The 34-year-old played a key part in Leicester’s Premier League title winning season of 2016 and would be a shrewd short-term signing by Aston Villa. Huth, who has made 19 caps for the German national team, has racked up over 400 appearances in his career.
He has had spells at Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Stoke City and Leicester and is now looking forward to the next chapter of his career, with Aston Villa a likely destination.
Here is how Villa fans have reacted on Twitter to news linking Robert Huth with a move to Villa Park-
Caulker over Huth and Collins for me #AVFC
— Mr P (@ip1103) September 9, 2018
Huth can play right back so that will be good as we could do with another one #avfc
— Thetruevillain (@Truevillainavfc) September 9, 2018
Is Huth really any better than Elphick? Pointless move imo, should have kept Tommy. #avfc
— Shane Parry (@Shane_Parry) September 10, 2018
You know if we sign Huth, Bruce will probably just play him with Jedinak at CB and shift Chester to LB. #AVFC
— Tom Agar (@solopolo87) September 10, 2018
Caulker, Huth or Collins? For me I'd prefer to see Caulker signed but knowing Bruce it'll be Huth or Collins.
Would also sway towards bringing Micah Richards back into things. He's clearly fit and is getting paid a shitload so why not! (Don't mention his positioning okay) #AVFC
— Luke (@iLukasx100) September 9, 2018
Not sure there was ever any realistic #avfc interest in Terry due to FFP risk there must be a deal with @EFL that £££ for Terry would have risked breaking. Worry is that Huth or Collins would most likely not come cheap either! CB should have been signed in the window.
— astonvillafanatic (@RobertDerry1966) September 9, 2018
Huth Terry or Collins I know who I’d of preferred but all good defenders and would do a job at this level #avfc
— Alex Vitsileos (@spartan888) September 9, 2018