The Chelsea-owned defender was just named player of the season at Sheffield Wednesday, who Fulham will face next season.
Just days after playing the final game of his Sheffield Wednesday loan spell, Michael Hector is already attracting interest, according to The Sun. The newspaper reports that newly-relegated Fulham are ‘eyeing up a move’ for the Chelsea centre-back, who was recently named Wednesday’s player of the season.
Unsurprisingly, many of a Sheffield Wednesday persuasion – including the Owls boss, Steve Bruce – are keen for Hector to return to Hillsborough next season.
But with finances again expected to be tight this summer, and Fulham likely to be operating at the other end of the scale on receipt of their first batch of Premier League parachute payments, some Wednesday supporters are fearing the worst.
Hector to Fulham Westwood to Huddersfield not looking forward to this summer— Sam (@samuelscott1997) 8 May 2019
Hector going to Fulham is just Venancio all over again and I don’t think I’m ready for that— Joe (@JDavisonLaw) 8 May 2019
Hector to Fulham is the most obvious transfer to happen— ໐ຊ (@_oswfc) 8 May 2019
It will be what it will be, no surprise others are after him.— Wednesday1962 (@wednesday1962) 8 May 2019
wouldn’t blame him if he went to Fulham. closer to home for him— Tree fiddy (@cbd10sts) 8 May 2019
No, look at their centre back list on loan and current squad. Hector would be somewhat near the bottom of that in terms of breaking into their matchday squad. Personally think he’ll go Fulham after their interest as it’s more convenient lifestyle wise but I hope I’m wrong.— olly scott (@olly13x) 8 May 2019
Hector better not sign for Fulham— Josh (@PenneyWxrld) 8 May 2019
If hector signs for Fulham I give up with this club— J (@lucxsjoao) 8 May 2019
Hector is in the final year of his Chelsea contract, entitling the Blues to command a fee for the Jamaica international they paid Reading around £5 million to sign four years ago, according to Transfermarkt.
Bruce has told Sheffield Wednesday’s official website he is targeting ‘five or six fresh faces’ in the summer transfer window.
Can Wednesday compete with Fulham for Hector?