Michael Hector responds when asked about potentially joining Sheffield Wednesday on permanent deal

Michael Hector of Chelsea in action during the pre season friendly match between WAC RZ Pellets and Chelsea FC at the Worthersee Stadion on July 20, 2016 in Klagenfurt, Austria.

Michael Hector joined Sheffield Wednesday from Chelsea on a season-long loan.

Michael Hector (C) of Hull City wins the ball from Kemar Roofe (L) of Leeds United as Michael Dawson (R) runs in to assist during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds...

Defender Michael Hector hasn’t ruled out leaving Chelsea to join Sheffield Wednesday on a permanent basis if he enjoys a successful loan spell at Hillsborough, the Sheffield Star report.

"It’s about finding the right place and the right team for me to grow into. You never know what will happen come the end of the season,” Hector responded when asked about potentially joining the Owls permanently.

"Right now, I am only here on loan, and just want to work hard. For me, it’s very important to build a foundation. I kind of did that at Reading for 18 months (before signing for Chelsea). I have a young family and it would be beneficial for us to have a base."

 

Hector came to promise while at fellow Championship side Reading, making over 50 league appearances at the Madejski Stadium before attracting the interests of his boyhood club Chelsea.

The Blues signed him in the summer of 2015, yet immediately sent him back to the Royals on loan before the Jamaica international went on to have further loan spells at Eintracht Frankfurt and Hull City.

The 26-year-old isn’t likely to feature for Chelsea anytime soon, therefore joining Wednesday on loan was a smart move what with the Owls desperately needing further options in defence.

Jos Luhukay, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City at Hillsborough on February 17, 2018 in...

The Yorkshire club saw both Glenn Loovens and Frederico Venancio leave in the summer, leaving Jos Luhukay’s side extremely short at the back and unable to strengthen due to their imposed transfer embargo.

Hector has the tools to become a mainstay in Wednesday’s first-team XI alongside Tom Lees, and his presence could see Luhukay switch back to his preferred back-three system.

With his Chelsea contract set to expire in the summer of 2020, a good loan spell at Hillsborough could provide the Owls with the chance to sign him on a permanent deal next summer for a potentially cheaper fee.

Michael Hector of Chelsea during a training session at the WACA on July 22, 2018 in Perth, Australia.

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