Why Steven Gerrard must sign Leicester City star Robert Huth
The summer transfer window has been quite busy for new Rangers boss Steven Gerrard. The inexperienced manager has already recruited seven new players in his mission to reshape the team and restore its former glory. Now he could add an eighth footballer to this list.
Robert Huth endured a disappointing season at Leicester City. He was sidelined due to an injury and he failed to play a single game for the club. Now, the German defender is a free agent and the likes of Derby County, Aston Villa, Stoke, WBA and Middlesbrough are all interested in his services. If Rangers decide to pursue a deal for Huth, it won’t be a bad idea at all.
Huth could prove to be invaluable with his experience. Gerrard requires leaders on the pitch and the defender certainly is one. He has won three Premier League titles and a World Cup bronze medal so far, making him a great signing for Rangers.
The German, however, has suffered from persistent injury problems lately, being troubled by his ankle and foot. If he stays fit, he can be a valuable asset to the Gers. He has played over 320 Premier League games in his career thus far, netting 22 goals.
Currently, Rangers have numerous central defenders on their roster, especially after the signings of Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson. Fabio Cardoso, Bruno Alves and Ross McCrorie are also in the squad. However, Katic and McCrorie are quite young and they might need time to adapt.
Furthermore, there are reports suggesting that Cardoso and Alves might leave. Regardless of whether they stay or not, Alves is already 36 and can’t play often. And as far as Goldson is concerned, he’s had his fair share of health issues in the past.
Rangers need players of Huth’s calibre and experience to challenge Celtic for the title and fare well in Europe. The German is a free agent, so no transfer fee will be involved.
If Steven Gerrard decides to move for the former German international, it will be a coup for Rangers. His presence on the field and in the dressing room could prove to be important for the 54-time Scottish champions.