Three reasons Aston Villa should sign Chelsea defender this summer

According to reports in the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa are interested in signing Chelsea centre-back Michael Hector this summer.

The defender surprisingly move to Stamford Bridge from Reading on a five-year deal in September 2015 when Jose Mourinho was in charge, before being sent back to the Royals on a season-long loan deal.

The 24-year-old – who is yet to make an appearance for his parent club – has spent the current campaign with Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt after current Blues boss Antonio Conte decided he would get regular first team football there, and the Jamaica international helped the team reach the German Cup final as they beat Borussia Monchengladbach 7-6 on penalties in the semi-final on Tuesday night.

Following a disappointing Championship campaign that looks set to end with a mid-table finish, Villa manager Steve Bruce will hope to strengthen his squad this summer in order for a promotion push next term and the defence could be an area he focuses on.

Here are three reasons Aston Villa should sign Hector this summer…