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Sheffield Wednesday: Bruce must secure permanent signing of Michael Hector

Sheffield Wednesday: Bruce must secure permanent signing of Michael Hector - Sheffield Wednesday

Michael Hector has had a season to remember for Sheffield Wednesday, hasn’t he Owls fans?

The central defender moved to Hillsborough last summer on loan from Chelsea and was one of a minuscule number of players who actually impressed during the torrid tenure of Jos Luhukay.

Following the Portuguese manager’s departure from the club in December, Hector has been at the heart of a footballing revolution in West Yorkshire which has been led by Steve Bruce.

Since the 58-year-old’s arrival at Wednesday, the club have lost just twice in 16 outings with their impressive run of form over the past few months giving them an outside chance of reaching the play-offs in May.

Although it is extremely unlikely that the Owls will be playing in the Premier League next year, it is overwhelmingly clear that regardless of what division they find themselves in, they must permanently sign Hector when the transfer window opens in July.

Without the domineering presence of the Jamaican international, it could be argued that Wednesday would be nowhere near the top ten in the second tier.

Having delivered incredible defensive displays against the likes of Sheffield United, Derby County and Bristol City over the past two months, Hector has demonstrated a level of leadership that could be hugely beneficial in the future for the Owls.

With Chelsea facing the prospect of not being able to sign players until 2020 (via Sky Sports) after breaking FIFA transfer rules, they may be open to letting the defender leave in the summer as they look to cut down their squad at Stamford Bridge.

If this is indeed the case, Wednesday must not hesitate if Hector becomes available as passing up on the chance to bring him in, could turn out to be a huge mistake.

What do you think Owls fans? Should Bruce go all-out to sign Hector in the summer? How impressed have you been with the 26-year-old’s impact at Hillsborough? Let us know below.


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