Sheffield Wednesday will head into this summer’s transfer window with a fresh sense of optimism ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
The Owls have been in great form since the turn of the year and the arrival of Steve Bruce and co and the majority of fans appear to have complete faith in him to turn things around.
He wasted no time in shipping out some old faces too.
Just hours after the final whistle had blown on their final match of the season, the club announced that six players, including Almen Abdi, Gary Hooper, Marco Matias and George Boyd would be leaving the club.
And earlier this week seven players from the under-23s followed suit, but what about incomings?
— Dom Howson (@domhowson) May 9, 2019
Well, on Thursday night, Dom Howson of the Sheffield Star reported that the club were close to signing German defender Julian Borner from Arminia Bielefield in the 2. Bundesliga.
Having turned down the chance to extend his contract beyond the end of the current season, he will arrive at Hillsborough as a free agent.
But there is a split in the fanbase over the quality of the move…
Totally underwhelmed. He’s 28. What happened to youth & legs ?
— AndrewClayton (@Ace_swfc) May 9, 2019
Not a Bruce signing that
— Craig G (@CraigGamb) May 9, 2019
Hope it’s a Bruce signing and not some random arsed chuff like Van Aken or Lachman.
— James (@EagleJagOwl) May 10, 2019
From what I have read, This seems like it could be a great signing. Norwich were after him at one stage and we know how good their recruitment has been. #swfc
— Michael Wright (@MickeyBlue1987) May 10, 2019
As long as it's as well as Hector, not instead of…
— Nels Palmerur (@NelsPalmerur) May 9, 2019
Note he’s a left footer. Good centre backs with a left peg are highly sought after.
— Darren Fairest (@darren_fairest) May 9, 2019
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I really hope this is Bruce making the signings. Because that seems an odd one.
— James (@tunewanderer) May 9, 2019