When Michael Hector arrived at Hillsborough last summer on a season-long deal from Chelsea, you wouldn’t have blamed any Sheffield Wednesday supporter if for being a tad concerned about his suitability for the Championship.
Despite only being 26-years-old, the defender has played for a remarkable total of 17 clubs since making his senior debut in 2009 with this lack of stability clearly hampering his development.
However, if his performances throughout the 2018/19 campaign are anything to go by, it seems as if Hector has finally found a place which could allow his career to thrive after so many setbacks in recent years.
After establishing himself as a mainstay in the Owls’ starting eleven at the start of the season, the Jamaican international has gone from strength to strength since the appointment of Steve Bruce in January as he has delivered a number of outstanding defensive displays in recent months.
Having been rewarded for his outstanding levels of consistency earlier this week by being named the club’s Player of the Year (via the Star), it is clear that Hector is enjoying his spell in South Yorkshire and so Wednesday should do everything they can to sign him on a permanent deal in the summer.
With the defender’s current contract at Stamford Bridge set to expire in 2020 (via BBC Sport), he may be available on a cut-price deal when the transfer window opens in July and so it is imperative that if Bruce decides to swoop, he does it early to avoid any potential bidding wars.
For the sake of his own career, a move away from the Blues could be highly beneficial for Hector as the £2.7m-rated ace (via Transfermarkt) is extremely unlikely to force himself into Maurizio Sarri’s plans next season when you consider that the likes of Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz and Andreas Christensen are all ahead of him in the pecking order.
What do you think Owls fans? Should Bruce go all-out to sign Hector in the summer? How much do you think it would cost to lure him away from Chelsea? Get in touch below.
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