Jamaica international Michael Hector is set to leave Chelsea once the January transfer window opens up. He will remain in England, however, as the centre-back will complete a move to Fulham after agreeing to a contract until the end of the 2022-21 season.
In fact, Hector has already started training with Fulham. The Craven Cottage outfit, who are playing in the Championship after getting relegated from the Premier League last term, have the option to extend his deal for a further 12 months before officially completing his move in the New Year.
Hector told Fulham’s website: “It’s good to now be a part of the setup here. Hopefully things can work out well and we can get promoted. I know how tough the Championship is and it won’t be any different for us. We’ll have to work hard for it but the squad is very good and my job will be to help them push for promotion.”
Hector joined Chelsea from Reading in 2015 but never played a competitive game for The Blues. He spent most of his time on loan, registering spells at Reading, Frankfurt and Hull as well as Sheffield Wednesday. He was Sheffield’s Player Of The Year last season.
The centre-back, who can also operate as a defensive midfielder, has 30 caps for Jamaica throughout his career. He represented The Reggae Boyz in the 2019 Gold Cup earlier this year.