Sheffield Wednesday defender Julian Borner is set to fly out to Germany this week ahead of his impending move to Bundesliga 2 side Hannover 96, according to the Sheffield Star.
Yorkshire Live indicated on Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the Owls and the German club, which will see Borner move for a six-figure fee.
The 30-year-old centre-back still has a year left on his contract at Hillsborough but it appears his Wednesday career is now in its final days.
The Sheffield Star has reported that Borner’s exit is nearly complete and that he is set to fly back to Germany to finalise it later this week.
His exit has appeared likely sometime now, with Hannover revealing earlier in the summer that they’d agreed terms with him ahead of a free transfer due to the unpaid wages situation at Wednesday.
Borner is now set to make the move but it appears the Owls will receive a fee, which is expected to be at the lower end of the six-figure range.
The defender has made 70 appearances for the Yorkshire club, with arguably his finest performances coming in the first half of his first season at Hillsborough.
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Borner’s departure has seemed on the cards for some time now but it seems the move is now close to completion.
The 30-year-old’s time at Wednesday hasn’t worked out in the end, which is a shame given his form at times during his first season at Hillsborough.
Fans will be pleased to see that the Owls have fought to ensure they do receive a fee for Borner, which could be vital given their financial struggles in recent months.