Germans wait on Sheffield Wednesday as Julian Börner exit draws closer

German club, Hannover 96, are reportedly waiting on Sheffield Wednesday now as they look to get a deal done to bring Owls defender, Julian Börner, on board for next season.

By Joe Crann
Thursday, 10th June 2021, 10:57 am

It was previously reported in the German media that the 30-year-old could be on his way back to his homeland on the back of Wednesday’s relegation into League One, a move that would likely help lower SWFC’s wage bill.

Now, while the Owls continue to work on sorting out their own wage issues amid talk of potential walkouts, and they also try to have a reported embargo lifted, it is thought that Börner is now closing in on a move to Hanover for 2021/22.

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According to reports out of Germany today, Hannover 96 are currently waiting on clearance from Wednesday in order for the switch to go ahead, with Sportbuzzer reporting that ‘still missing the approval of his previous employer Sheffield Wednesday’.

Bild explained previously that there is not thought to be a transfer fee involved in Börner’s switch despite the fact that he still has one more year left on his current Hillsborough deal, but it may be that it is a mutual decision that allows the player to return home and is also in Wednesday’s interests as well given their current financial situation.

It’s being reported that, should that deal go through, then young defender, Timo Hübers – who has not yet signed a new contract there – will leave the club, with president, Martin Kind, saying ‘then that’s done’ regarding his future if a move for Börner is completed.

Julian Börner is tipped to leave Sheffield Wednesday. (Pic Steve Ellis)