Sheffield Wednesday man 'strongly linked' with move to European club

One of Sheffield Wednesday’s remaining senior players has been strongly linked with a move to Europe.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 9:11 am

Centre-half Julian Börner still has a year remaining on his Owls contract having moved over from his native Germany by Steve Bruce in the summer of 2019. He has played 70 times for Wednesday across two seasons.

But now the 30-year-old is reportedly of strong interest to Bundesliga.2 side Hannover 96, according to a handful of reports in the German media.

Börner has already spoken about the struggles he has faced during the coronavirus crisis having been separated from his young family sometimes for months on end. His family live in Bielefeld, where he was club captain at local side Arminia before his South Yorkshire switch, which is only short drive from Hannover.

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Sheffield Wednesday's German centre-half Julian Borner has been linked with a move back home.

The Bild report makes clear the German would not be available on a free transfer given his contractual situation.

He has experienced peaks and troughs in form during his time at Wednesday but is one of only a few senior heads remaining in a squad that will soon see 10 first team names leave the club ahead of a busy summer.

Former club captain Tom Lees is among them and has been linked with a move to Bristol City, meaning if Börner was to leave, Wednesday would be left with something of a shortage to make up for in defence.

The Star revealed earlier this week that senior players are considering handing in their 15-day notice having not been paid by the club in over two months.

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