Leicester City have confirmed that they have signed Stoke City defender Robert Huth on loan until the end of the season.
The Foxes, 1.65 to be relegated from the Premier League, completed the deal in time for Huth to take part in training on Monday.
Huth made 187 appearances for the Potters after joining from Middlesbrough in a £5million deal back in 2009.
The 30-year-old has only made three starts for the club this season after returning from a knee ligament injury sustained in November 2013.
The German is currently serving a two-game ban after comments he made on social media, so the Foxes will be unable to use him until the game against Arsenal on February 10.
Huth will become Leicester’s third signing of the January transfer window with Nigel Pearson already adding striker Andrej Kramaric and former Middlesbrough team-mate Mark Schwarzer.
The powerful centre-back will add some much needed experience to the Leicester defence as they try to avoid the drop but the 19-time capped Germany international insists he is expecting to have to work to win a place in the starting XI.
“I’m not expecting to walk into the team,” he told Leicester City‘s YouTube channel. “I will need to prove my worth and hopefully I can do that.”
Pearson’s side face Crystal Palace this weekend and they are priced at 2.34 to pick up all three points, with the draw at 3.20 while the Eagles are 3.03 to win with Dafabet.