Sheffield Wednesday have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Arminia Bielefeld defender, Julian Börner according to German media outlet, NW.de.
The report claims that Börner has signed a three-year-contract with the Owls, as they look to prepare for next season’s league campaign.
The defender has been impressive for the German side this season, and made 25 league appearances in total.
His strong performances evidently haven’t gone unnoticed, as Steve Bruce has seemingly lined him up as one of Sheffield Wednesday’s top targets heading into the summer.
Sheffield Wednesday’s pre-season gets under on July 1st, and they hope that the 28-year-old will be their player by then so that he can integrate himself into the squad.
Speaking to NW,de, Börner revealed that he is relishing his new challenge, and is keen to make a good impression when he arrives at Hillsborough.
“I’m really up for it and I’m curious to see how I react to the new environment.
“I’ll have to work my way up (to) a new standing.”
This signing makes sense as Steve Bruce is slightly light on options in defence heading into next season, with Daniel Pudil departing the club.
Michael Hector has also left, as he returns to parent club, Chelsea for next year’s campaign, so signing Börner would address a problem position for the Owls.
It would add some much-needed depth to their defensive ranks.
Sheffield Wednesday need depth in defence, especially with Pudil and Hector leaving the club at the end of last season, so Börner would be a smart signing.
He hasn’t got experience of playing in England though so it would be a risk, but you have to trust Bruce’s judgement on this one.