Michael Hector was widely expected to complete a permanent move away from Chelsea on deadline day yesterday, but unfortunately for him, it did not transpire.
Reports via Simon Peach of PA Media state that Hector will still be leaving Chelsea, but will have to wait until January now.
Sounds like #CFC defender Michael Hector will be joining #FFC in January. Would have signed today but told #THFC only accepted demands & released funds for Ryan Sessegnon at 3.30pm, leaving precious little time to get the deal over the line. FFP was an issue without £
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) August 8, 2019
Hector has been in talks with Sheffield Wednesday over a permanent move, but that did not transpire either.
As reported by Goal’s Nizaar Kinsella, the defender could only go on a permanent move, and not a loan, due to being in the last year of his contract.
No deal for Michael Hector to Sheffield Wednesday as I feared. He faces a difficult situation now. Last year of his contract so he can't go on loan. He could have a season in the wilderness. #SWFC #CFC
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) August 8, 2019
Unless there is a late move from abroad, where transfer windows are open longer, then Hector now faces the first half of the season on the sidelines, or playing in Chelsea’s Development squad.
He is a player who has been at Chelsea since 2015, yet has not made a single competitive appearance, and does not have much chance of breaking through now.