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Monday 5 December 2016

Huth makes permanent switch

Defender Robert Huth has completed a permanent move to Leicester after a successful loan spell last season.

The 30-year-old Germany international, who played a key role in the Foxes' successful English Premier League survival charge at the end of the campaign, has signed a three-year deal after the club agreed an undisclosed fee with Stoke.

He becomes manager Nigel Pearson's second summer signing following the arrival of Austria defender Christian Fuchs from Schalke earlier this month.

Huth took to his Twitter account to express his delight at the move. He tweeted: "STOKE YOU HAVE BEEN SENSATIONAL!!! Thanks for everything, I'll never forget it! Now the sexy football show rolls into Leicester!!"

The Berliner, whose move is understood to have cost the Foxes around £3million, headed for the King Power Stadium in February and made 14 appearances as Leicester dragged themselves from the brink of relegation to the relative comfort of 14th place.

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