It is no secret that after letting Tommy Elphick go out on loan, we have been left short in the centre back department. It leaves James Chester as the only recognised Centre half in the first team. Reports are now suggesting that Robert Huth could be that man to help fill the void.
It appeared that we had also missed out on John Terry but he publicly turned down a move to Spartak Moscow yesterday. I won’t get too bogged down with that rumour though as I believe we have read it all.
Best free agents
Instead, I will turn my attention to another defender being linked with a move to Villa, Robert Huth.
The former Leicester and Stoke defender is probably one of the better free agents out there. And if you are to believe reports we are looking to get his services for the rest of this season, at least.
The big German is available on a free after being released by Leicester in the summer.
The 34 year old had a decent spell during his three years at City. He played an integral part in their title success three years ago. Huth is exactly what I picture when I think of your typical centre back. A no-nonsense player who should at least add some solidity to our back line.
He isn’t afraid of a strong tackle or throwing his head in front of anything that moves and that’s the kind of player we need to slide into the team. For a big man, he’s also not so bad with his feet – so hopefully the days of dodgy backpasses to Orjan Nyland are over.
Although it is not ideal I believe Huth is one of the best that are currently available. He is an out and out centre-back who has had success. His signing would also surely signal the end of Mile Jedinak playing alongside Chester.
What do you think of the potential signing of Huth? Has he still got it or will he just slow is down as we challenge for promotion? Have your say in the comments section.