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Official: Robert Huth signs with Leicester City on loan

Stoke City's out-of-favor German defender has a new home for the rest of the season.

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After falling out of the plans of Mark Hughes at Stoke City, it seemed inevitable that Robert Huth would leave Stoke City this month, and now he has, signing with bottom-of-the-table Leicester City on loan for the remainder of the season.

Huth has been with Stoke in 2009, when he signed from Middlesbrough for £5 million. He's been a steady presence in Stoke's side since then, with 188 appearances in all competitions in the five and a half years since. He's only played 19 times under Mark Hughes in the last 18 months, though, so a divorce definitely seemed to be on the cards.

The 30 year old center back joins a Leicester side desperate to find any way possible to avoid relegation; they're dead last in the Premier League so far this season, having given up a dreadful total of 37 goals in the league so far. They'll be hoping that Huth's physical presence will help them fix a defense that's been struggling with Wes Brown and Liam Moore in the middle.