Chelsea’s Michael Hector is set to complete a permanent move to Sheffield Wednesday this summer provided the two clubs can agree to a transfer fee, according to an exclusive by Football League World.
The Daily Mail had ran with a story on Tuesday evening stating that talks were already underway, but it would appear personal terms have already been agreed, leaving just a fee to be worked out.
Football League World claim sources close to the Blues have stated that an offer of under £4m has been lodged, whereas Dom Howson of the Sheffield Star is reporting that the Premier League outfit want one closer to the £5m mark.
The Jamaica international appeared to excel for Sheffield Wednesday last season, as the 27-year-old played a crucial role for The Owls in their late pursuit for a spot in the Championship play-offs.
According to data collected by WhoScored, Hector managed to make an average of 2.1 tackles and 1.5 interceptions for a team that was managed by Jos Luhukay and then Steve Bruce and was crowned the club’s Player of the Year for his efforts last season.
However, it was always unlikely he would ever break into Frank Lampard’s side with the likes of David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori all vying for a place.
Despite being a Chelsea fan (Goal), he is yet to have featured for the Blues since joining them in 2015 from Reading in a £4m deal (Sky Sports) and has had numerous loan spells away from Stamford Bridge.
At 27-years-old and with the fierce competition Chelsea already have in the centre-back department, it would not be unfair to suggest that his time at Stamford Bridge is over and a permanent move to Sheffield Wednesday would be best for him and his career after having become a nomad of sorts in years gone by.
As he enters the final year of his contract and with a squad size of 33 first-team members, perhaps making the money back on a player that never played a single minute for them in his four years at the club would be the best course of action for the Blues.
With the deadline fast approaching, hopefully, an agreement about a fee can be reached as quickly as possible for everyone involved.
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