Former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer has had his say on the speculation surrounding the future of Julian Borner at the club, during an exclusive interview with Football League World.
The German defender is reportedly set to depart the club, with Bild stating that the player has agreed to move to Hannover 96 on a three year deal as part of an agreement that doesn’t involve a transfer fee.
There have been suggestions that this move has come about from the fact that Wednesday desperately need to cut their wage bill after being relegated to Sky Bet League One, with manager Darren Moore needing to cut costs in order to free up funds to bring in new players.
Borner previously arrived at Hillsborough during the summer of 2019 from Arminia Bielefeld and has since gone on to make 70 appearances across all competitions for the Owls.
Speaking to FLW recently on the subject, Palmer was quick to suggest that the club won’t stand in the player’s way if he wants to move on this summer:
“The club’s in turmoil, you know, we don’t know what the salary situation is for next season. You know, Darren Moore’s already intimated that he’s going to go with younger kids.
“So I’m assuming that can give us an indication of where they are or where they are looking to be next season.
“It’s a difficult one, I think that Sheffield Wednesday will want to get rid of any big wage earners if they can, so I’m sure if a club comes in for him, Sheffield Wednesday won’t stand in his way because they want all of the big earners out of the football club.
“You know, they should have been thinking about this and having a strategy put together for this before they got relegated to League One.”