Luton Town are weighing up whether to sign Michael Hector following his departure from Fulham at the end of last season. The defender has been training with the Championship side over recent times and they have a decision to make regarding his situation.
Hector, 30, cut ties with the Cottagers in late June after their promotion to the Premier League and has since been a free agent. He slipped down the pecking order under Marco Silva and saw his game time dry up with the London club last term.
Luton boss Nathan Jones has provided this update, as per Luton Today: He’s someone we’ve been looking at, we know he has quality, trouble is, how up to speed is he?
“We’ve wanted to bring him in just to get a gauge of where he is and once we get that then we can maybe make a decision. But he’s definitely a player with massive pedigree, Premier League and loads of Championship experience, so if we do decide to do something then it might be a calculated gamble.
“This is why we kept something open so that if we really needed someone then these are the types of players we can bring in. We’ll definitely make a decision by the international break but let’s see.”
He added: “He’s been in here for five or six (training sessions) now, he’s been here for a little while. We’ve seen his quality already, that’s never in doubt, but it’s literally the rest of it. He has massive experience and you can see the quality in him, we just need to see how far off he is playing in a Championship football game.”
Fulham swooped to sign Hector in 2019 and he helped them go up during his first campaign. He went on to play 40 appearances in all competitions before his exit.
He is an experienced player who has racked up 370 games so far in his career. The Jamaica has previously played for the likes of Reading, Chelsea, Eintracht Frankfurt, Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday in the past.