Blues want defender back at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea are tempted to terminate Michael Hector’s loan-deal at Reading, according to the Championship club.
The Blues signed the centre-back on Transfer Deadline Day over the summer, but immediately loaned him back to Reading so that he could play regular first-team football.
However, after having a woeful start to the new Premier League campaign, Chelsea officials are contemplating whether or not to bring Hector back for the second-half of the season.
Jose Mourinho‘s side have conceded 23 goals in their opening 13 games, and they could turn to Hector to help improve their back-line.
Reading executive Samrit Thanakanchanasut told Goal: “Chelsea want him back early but I think we’ll retain him as we agreed until the end of the season.”
Reading manager Steve Clarke, formerly of Chelsea, has heaped praise upon the youngster, and he believes he’ll have a great career at Stamford Bridge.
He recently told Getreading: “Michael reads the game well, he sticks his head on the ball, can make tackles and can pass out from the back as well.
“He’s got a lot of good attributes which is why Chelsea decided to take him on board. Hopefully he goes on to have a big career with them.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt