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Fulham secure January deal for Chelsea’s Michael Hector

Championship outfit Fulham have today confirmed that Michael Hector is set to join the club from Chelsea following the turn of the year.

Chelsea stint

Hector, a 27-year-old central-defender, has been on the books at Stamford Bridge since 2015, when he joined the Blues from Reading.

The Jamaican international, though, has since failed to make the grade in London, resulting in a series of loan spells over the last 4 seasons.

On the back of solid stints with all of Reading, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hull City, Hector spent last season back in the Championship with Sheffield Wednesday.

The powerful stopper went on to establish himself as a key member of the Owls’ backline, starting in 36 of the club’s 46 league outings.

Michael Hector (SWFC) scores the equalising goal from a penalty during the FA Championship football match between Sheffield Wednesday FC and Queens Park Rangers FC at the Sheffield Wednesday Football Ground, Leppings Lane, on May 5th Sheffield, England. (Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Following his impressive campaign at Hillsborough Stadium, though, Hector once again returned to Chelsea this summer, since staying put.

Fulham bound

But, as per the aforementioned announcement a short time ago, the 27-year-old’s time at Stamford Bridge is finally set to come a permanent close in January.

Hector has secured a move back to England’s 2nd tier, with Scott Parker’s Fulham.

The Jamaican will train with the rest of the Cottagers’ squad over the coming months, before being registered as a Fulham player upon the opening of the winter transfer market:

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