Michael Hector will join Fulham on a permanent transfer

Ahead of that January move, the 27-year-old will train with Fulham.

Hector spent last season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and made 39 appearances as the Owls finished 12th in the second tier. The defender’s performances earned praise and he will now return to the Championship with our near neighbours.

Hector signed for Chelsea from Reading in September 2015 after starting his youth career at Millwall. A boyhood Blues supporter, he immediately returned to the Madejski Stadium on loan and worked under our former defender Steve Clarke, establishing himself as a hugely important member of the Royals defence.

He spent a season in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt in 2016/17, where he featured regularly as the Bundesliga side finished in a respectable 11th position and reached the DFB-Pokal final. On his return to England, Hector joined Hull City of the Championship and played 38 times in all competitions, scoring once as the Tigers finished strongly to avoid a second consecutive relegation.

A Jamaican international who has featured in the Copa America and Gold Cup, Hector returned to Yorkshire last season with a year at Hillsborough. He quickly won his place in the side and was an integral part of Sheffield Wednesday enjoying a decent campaign.

We wish Michael well with the next step in his career.

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