According to The Yorkshire Post, Sheffield Wednesday are hoping to complete a deal to sign Michael Hector on loan from Chelsea, and the 26-year-old would be a great addition to Jos Luhukay’s side.
Wednesday have suffered a difficult summer after being handed a transfer embargo by the English Football League after the club failed to adhere to Financial Fair Play regulations. This meant that Luhukay was not able to complete any permanent deals, but as the ban has now been lifted and the loan window is still open it would be beneficial for the Dutch manager to add to his squad.
The Owls picked up just one point from their first three Championship games but have since won two home games on the bounce, getting the better of Millwall and Ipswich Town respectively and ensuring they rose to 14th place in the league.
In their five games so far though the club have conceded eight goals, so a centre-back such as Hector would be a shrewd signing on loan for the season ahead.
Hector began his career by coming through the academy system at Reading. After a number of loan spells he was eventually brought into the Royals team for the first time during the 2013/14 season. His performances earned him a move to his current club Chelsea in the summer of 2015, although he has since been a part of the club’s loan system and is yet to play a game for the Blues.
He was initially loaned back to Reading before heading to the Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt and then spent last season in the Championship with Hull. The London-born Jamaican international made 38 appearances last season for the Tigers, further adding to his experience in the second tier of English football.
If Luhukay is able to secure a season-long loan deal from Chelsea, Hector would provide strong competition for the current defenders at Hillsborough and it would be a smart move for both the player and club.