Robert Huth is a name that will send chills down Premier League attackers’ spines. The robust German was certainly not a man to be messed with, but is currently without a club.
This is where QPR could offer the former Leicester man a lifeline that would be immensely beneficial for both parties. The 6ft 3 centre back left Leicester at the end of last season after four successful seasons at the King Power Stadium, and is exactly what QPR manager Steve McClaren has been looking for.
QPR made a few defensive signings over the summer, but did not look assured in their opening games of the season. Some loan signings towards the end of August has seen The Rs grow in confidence, but there is certainly a place for the two-time Premier League winner.
Huth (valued at £2.25m on Transfermarkt.co.uk) brings experience and defensive solidity that will be valuable to McClaren this year, as the manager is still working out his defensive partnership for the season. It is still unclear whether new loan signing Geoff Cameron will be deployed as a centre back or defensive midfielder, meaning there is still a place for Huth in the defence.
Regardless of who is at the club already, and what position they play, Huth would walk into the QPR first team as the best defender. But at the age of 34, he will know that his playing days are limited, and he will want to play as much as possible before his body packs up.
EFL clubs still can sign players that are free agents, and Huth is sitting on the shelf waiting to be snapped up by a Championship club, and QPR must be the first to do so.