Robert Huth is the John Terry replacement that Aston Villa are looking for

Aston Villa are in talks to sign experienced defender Robert Huth according to The Leicester Mercury.

What’s the story?

The 33-year-old has played for a number of Premier League clubs and was famously one half of Leicester’s title winning defence back in 2016.

Since then he has struggled with injuries and failed to make an appearance last season.

According to the report, Aston Villa are in talks with the German international who’s available on a free after his contract expired, although the Villans are concerned about his high wages with their current financial troubles.

Like-for-like Terry replacement

Steve Bruce could be following last summer’s plan with signing an experienced Premier League defender on a free and it proved successful as John Terry made 32 appearances as he guided them to within one game of the top-flight.

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Huth has suffered a lot with injuries and at 33 he’s entering the twilight of his career, but when fit he is still one of the toughest defenders around.

A pay as you play option might be best here as Villa need to do all they can to cut costs, but Huth could give them the steel that they need after Terry left the club.