Fulham have announced on their official website that they have agreed a deal to sign Michael Hector from Chelsea in the January transfer window.
The Championship club have secured the services of the 27-year-old central defender on a contract that runs until the summer of 2022. The Cottagers also have the option to extend the deal of the defender by a further 12 months.
The Jamaica international will train with Fulham at Motspur Park, but due to the summer transfer window now being closed, he will only be able to play for the Cottagers from January 2020 onwards.
Smart signing from Fulham
Fulham are playing in the Championship this season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
The Cottagers will be aiming to finish in the top two of the league table this season and clinch promotion to the Premier League.
Hector may have struggled to make an impact at Chelsea, but the 27-year-old has a good record in the Championship, and he is a smart signing for the Cottagers.
The 27-year-old central defender spent the 2017-18 campaign on loan at Hull from Chelsea.
During his time at the Tigers, Hector made 33 starts and three substitute appearances in the Championship, scoring one goal in the process, according to WhoScored.
Hector did well during his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday last season, making 36 starts and one substitute appearance in the Championship, according to WhoScored.
Fulham are likely to be in the race for the automatic promotion to the Premier League during the second half of the season, and Hector will be a valuable addition to the team.