Jamaican International Michael Hector, has been signed by Chelsea to a 5-year deal through a £4m transfer fee.
The 6 feet, 4 inches centre back will unfortunately be remembered by Jamaicans for two costly errors in the recent Gold Cup final against Mexico. Those errors led to 2 Mexican goals. Hector was man enough to own up to his mistakes and has moved on.
He has been having a great season, having played 5 games already for Reading. Altohugh signed to Chelsea, he has been loaned back to Reading and will continue playing there for the rest of the season.
Born in East Ham, London, Hector began his career in the youth teams at Millwall and Thurrock before moving to Reading in 2009 where he joined the Academy.
From The Guardian
The Reading defender Michael Hector has completed a £4m transfer to Chelsea on a five-year contract, though the Jamaica international is to remain at the Championship club on loan for the rest of the current season.
Hector, a member of the national side which reached the final of the Gold Cup this summer, graduated through Reading’s academy system and had enjoyed temporary moves to various non-league and lower division clubs before playing 20 league games for Aberdeen in 2013-14.
The 23-year-old has enjoyed more regular involvement in the Championship in recent seasons and signed a new three-year contract this summer.
His displays in the second tier had alerted Premier League clubs, with Crystal Palace having made their interest known last month. Yet the Reading manager Steve Clarke, formerly José Mourinho’s assistant at Stamford Bridge, appears to have pushed the player’s claims and he is now expected to undergo a medical at Cobham this afternoon.
Hector will join the Nantes defender, Papy Djilobodji, in moving to Chelsea on the final day of the transfer window.
Curated from: The Guardian