Robert Huth retires from football

Former Leicester City defender Robert Huth has announced his retirement from football after reports linking him with a move to Derby County.

While responding to claims that he’s set to join Frank Lampard’s Derby County on an 18-month deal, Huth also revealed that has retired from playing football.

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According to the Leicester City midfielder, he wants just to focus on his Nigeria campaign in the Africa Cup of Nations.

According to Sky Sports, the 34-year-old replied to the Twitter report saying: “This literally couldn’t be less true,” Huth said. “I’ve retired! (I just haven’t done an interview and cried about it).”

Huth had quite a successful career playing only in England, as he represented Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Stoke, and Leicester.

The defender came up through the Youth system at Chelsea and won two Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge during Jose Mourinho’s first spell in charge.

He made 42 appearances for Chelsea and scored no goals, and left in 2016 to join Middlesbrough.

The German center back would later Stoke City after three years at the Riverside Stadium and was part of Leicester’s squad that won the Premier League title against all odds in 2016.