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Chelsea announce agreement has been reached for transfer of "tall and strong in the air" defender


Chelsea have confirmed that defender Michael Hector has left the club to join Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan.

The 24-year-old spent most of his career on loan having enjoyed loan spells at Bracknell Town, Didcot Town, Havant & Waterlooville, Oxford City, Horsham, Dundalk, Barnet, Shrewsbury Town, Aldershot Town, Cheltenham Town, Aberdeenv, Reading and now Eintracht Frankfurt.

He says he is "very excited" to feature in the Bundesliga.

"Frankfurt is a cool city, the first impressions are very good," he told the club's official website.

"I am very excited about the new job and I cannot wait., I hope for a successful time here."

Sporting director Bruno Hubner added: "With Michael Hector we have the player type we were looking for.

"He is athletic, tall and strong in the air. He also has a lot of development potential. It's great that we managed to steer a player from England to Germany in times like this.

"Normally it's vice versa. It's nice that Michael Hector has decided to join us."

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