Aston Villa should bring in Robert Huth

Having left Leicester City at the end of last season – after four years of service to the Foxes – Robert Huth remains without a new club. 

What’s the word?

The 34-year-old centre-back is a free agent but would still be capable of performing at a high level. A veteran with over 300 Premier League appearances, three English top-flight winners’ medals and 19 German international caps to his name, Huth’s experience and leadership could be an invaluable asset to the right squad.

Plenty of Championship clubs would be wise to offer the 6’3” German a short-term contract until the end of the season. Aston Villa, in particular, ought to act now take to advantage of Huth’s present availability.

Strength in depth

New Villa boss Dean Smith will likely want to bolster his back line in January given that James Chester and Axel Tuanzebe are the only two natural centre-backs at his disposal – though both are in fine form, extra depth in that part of the pitch would not go amiss at Villa Park.

The Villans don’t need someone to come in and play week in week out, instead they should be seeking a player who can provide valuable and reliable back up to the first choice defensive unit. Huth is the perfect candidate to take up this role in Smith’s squad until the end of the gruelling Championship campaign.

Given his status as a free agent too, he also represents an affordable solution for Villa.

What do you think, Villa fans – would Huth be a wise January addition to the squad?