Michael Hector exchanges words with former Sheffield Wednesday teammate Barry Bannan on Twitter

General view of outside of Hillsborough Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship between Sheffield Wednesday and Hull City at Hillsborough Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

The Chelsea defender starred while on loan to Sheffield Wednesday last season.

4th March 2019, Hillsborough, Sheffield, England; EFL Championship football, Sheffield Wednesday versus Sheffield United; Michael Hector of Sheffield Wednesday watches the play

The ex-Sheffield Wednesday loan star, Michael Hector, has exchanged words with his former Hillsborough teammate, Barry Bannan, on Twitter.

Hector has returned to Chelsea after a season at Wednesday, where he was named player of the year.

And despite interest on both the Jamaican's part, and that of the Owls boss, Steve Bruce, in a return to the Steel City, it remains to be seen whether or not Hector will be an attainable target this time around.


Hector signed off his Sheffield Wednesday spell with a goal in the club's 2-1 home defeat to Queens Park Rangers on the campaign's final day.

And after being forwarded footage of the goal by a fan on social media, the centre-back sent the following message to Bannan.

But the Scottish midfielder replied:

Hector recently entered the final year of his contract at Chelsea, who paid around £4.9 million to sign him from Reading four years ago (Transfermarkt).

And a £3 million fee has already been mooted should any club wish to sign the 26-year-old permanently this summer.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Reading at Hillsborough Stadium on February 09, 2019 in Sheffield,...

Bruce is likely to take a thrifty approach to his first full window as manager of Sheffield Wednesday, however.

Which realistic targets would you like Sheffield Wednesday to go for this summer?

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