German club confirm Julian Börner contract – but he's still a Sheffield Wednesday player
The president of German club, Hannover 96, says they’ve agreed a contract with Sheffield Wednesday’s Julian Börner, but are waiting on his clearance.
Börner still has a year left on his Owls deal, however reports in Germany have stated that he has initiated arbitration proceedings in England on the back of unpaid wages at the club.
Whether that is the case or not, as things stand the German is still a Wednesday player, however Hannover president, Martin Kind, says that they’ve agreed a contract with the defender that will see him join the club if he manages to get out of Hillsborough.
As quoted on the club’s official website today, Kind said, "We have a contract with him - subject to change… If he gets clearance in Sheffield, he'll come to us.”
Meanwhile, the club’s new sporting director, Marcus Mann said, “We have to wait and see how things develop.”
It was also explained by the club that ‘Börner still has to clarify things with his previous club that Hannover 96 has no influence on’, adding that it ‘can still take time’ – while reports from Sportbuzzer have stated that he could even miss the start of the season when it begins towards the end of July.
For now though, Börner is still a Wednesday player, and as such is expected back at Middlewood Road on Friday to begin preseason testing with the rest of his current Owls teammates, and only time will tell where he will be playing his football next season.