Robert Huth retires from football

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Robert Huth of Leicester City looks on during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Leicester City at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 05: Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen vies with Ovie Ejaria of Rangers during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on December 5, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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The Aberdeen captain is doing very well in the Scottish Premier League, and Lampard hopes he can lure him to the English Championship.

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.