Championship

Huth would give Leeds the strength in depth they need

Huth would give Leeds the strength in depth they need

Stoke City recently confirmed on their official website that their former player, and current free agent, Robert Huth played for the Potters in a pre-season friendly.

The German’s inclusion in the friendly squad sparked speculation that the 33-year-old was set to re-sign for Gary Rowett’s side. All has gone quiet since then though, and the triple Premier League winner remains without a club.

Leeds United have had a difficult transfer window so far. New manager Marcelo Bielsa has struggled to get deals for his top targets over the line and now time is starting to run out for the Whites to get all of their necessary business done.

The arrival of Huth on a free transfer would help alleviate some of the pressure which is beginning to mount on the thin squad at Elland Road.

The Breakdown

A lack of depth within the defensive ranks remains a key concern at Leeds. At present, the senior squad only includes three recognised centre-backs.

If Leeds are to become genuine promotion contenders under Bielsa this season, then they need to have the numbers in place to see them successfully through what will be a gruelling Championship campaign.

The arrival of Huth won’t transform their back line into one of the most formidable in the division, but it will provide the first choice defenders with the layer of cover they so desperately need.

The ex-Germany international could do more than just make up the numbers too. His experience, leadership, and aerial dominance would prove him to be an asset within Bielsa’s squad.

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