Celtic are at a crossroads when it comes to defenders. The ongoing shambles surrounding Dedryck Boyata has reflected poorly on the player and the club.
But the truth is, Boyata is arguably Celtic’s best defender, and to lose his services would be a massive disappointment to Brendan Rodgers. But fortunately, there is a two-time Premier League defender that is currently unattached that would act as a tourniquet where Celtic could be on the cusp of a defensive crisis.
Robert Huth (valued at £2.25m on Transfermarkt.co.uk) was released by Leicester at the end of last season after not featuring for them, but any football fan must have been living under a rock to be unaware of the impact Huth had on Leicester, helping them win the Premier League.
At the age of 33, it would not be a signing for the future for Celtic, and it is unlikely that he would start consistently. But with the potential exit of Boyata, and the remaining Celtic defenders coming under heavy criticism for their performance against AEK Athens, Huth would be a fantastic figure to provide solidity. His physical, imposing style and stature would fit in nicely to a defence that is perhaps not the most physically assertive.
However, it is not so much the performances that Huth would provide on the pitch that would make him valuable, but the experience he would bring off the pitch; at the training ground and in the dressing room. This is a man who has won the Premier League with both Leicester and Chelsea, a man that has 19 caps for Germany, he will be a great asset to a squad and manager that may come under fire this season.
Celtic ignominiously failed to make the Champions League, and have already tasted defeat in the Scottish Premiership this season, being overcome by Hearts; Huth would be a great addition to Rodgers.