Michael Hector is set to play for Fulham permanently in January next year after making zero appearances for Chelsea since signing in 2015.
The 27-year-old, who played at Sheffield Wednesday on loan last season, has not played a single game for the Blues. He has reportedly signed a contract with Fulham worth £8 million that will run until 2022. The centre-back has started training with Fulham and will officially complete his move in the New Year.
Hector in an interview said that he is happy to be part of the setup at Craven Cottage. He is hoping that things will work out well and for Fulham to be promoted to the Premier League.
Hector joined Chelsea from Reading in 2015 but did not play any competitive game since going to Stamford Bridge. He was loaned to Reading (2015 – 2016), Eintracht Frankfurt (2016 – 2017) and Hull City (2017 – 2018). Last season, Hector won the player of the year award while he was with Sheffield on loan.
Serie A Champions keen on Chelsea’s winger, plotting a raid for the Brazilian
The Blues could end up losing Willian to Juventus despite Frank Lampard’s announcement that he wants to keep the winger.
The 31-year-old Willian has a year left to his contract before he could leave as a free agent next summer. The Brazilian can then talk freely and sign a pre-contract arrangement by January next year. Already, the Serie A Champs are plotting a move for the winger.
The winger made a move to Stamford Bridge six years ago from Anzhi Makhachkala for £31 million. He had 295 appearances and won five trophies. Since Lampard became the new manager, Willian has yet to start in the Premier League this season.
According to reports, the Blues are offering the Brazilian with a fresh two-year deal, however, no official talks between the bosses and Willian’s representatives have begun.
Manchester United were also interested in Willian. But, that opportunity went south after Jose Mourinho was sacked last December.