Report: Sheffield Wednesday enter Michael Hector talks as Fulham lurk

A flare is seen as Sheffield Wednesday fans celebrate after the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday at Loftus Road on April 17, 2017 in London,...

Championship duo Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing £4m Michael Hector from Premier League Chelsea.

Michael Hector of Sheffield Wednesday during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

Sheffield Wednesday are in talks to sign Michael Hector on a permanent deal but Fulham are also interested in the Chelsea defender, according to the Mail.

Just a week ago, Wednesday fans would have been very worried about the club’s trajectory heading into what looked set to be a testing 2019/20 campaign. They lost their manager, Steve Bruce walking out to join Newcastle with barely a second glance, and not a single penny had been spent on new signings.

But suddenly, things are looking up at Hillsborough. It is amazing what a couple of days can do.

 

A 3-1 opening day win against Reading capped a performance full of verge and quality, proving once and for all that there’s life after Bruce. And, according to The Mail, Wednesday have now entered talks about a permanent deal for Hector.

Chelsea’s £4 million forgotten man was a huge hit at Hillsborough last season, shining in 37 Championship appearances. His return would not only be a marquee signing for a club who spent much of the summer under a transfer embargo, it would be a major boost for Sheffield Wednesday’s promotion hopes.

Michael Hector (SWFC) attempts a header at goal during the  FA Championship football match between Sheffield Wednesday FC and Queens Park Rangers FC at the Sheffield Wednesday Football...

The Mail claims that Chelsea’s West London neighbours Fulham are interested too and, as anyone who watched The Cottagers over the last 12 months will tell you, a quality centre-half is a must.

Fulham conceded 81 goals en route to relegation last season and they were their own worst enemies again in Saturday’s shock defeat to Wigan. Hector would provide experience and strength at the back – two attributes The Cottagers are crying out for.

Sam Hutchinson of Sheffield Wednesday and Michael Hector of Reading compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Reading at Hillsborough...

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