The German centre-back is expected to become a Sheffield Wednesday player.

Fans of Arminina Bielefeld are split over the club’s decision to freeze out Julian Börner ahead of his expected transfer to Sheffield Wednesday.

It was reported by on Thursday that Börner has agreed to join Wednesday at the end of his Arminia contract this summer.

The 2.Bundesliga side had confirmed the 28-year-old’s departure earlier on Twitter, announcing: “Julian Börner will leave the DSC Arminia Bielefeld after this season despite a verbal agreement on a contract extension and change to England. The managers of DSC Arminia Bielefeld have decided that Börner is no longer a member of the squad.”

And the message is one that has been welcomed by many of an Arminia persuasion.

(“Right decision from the club to freeze him out for the rest of the season. Once again confirms the uneasy feeling that his appointment as captain was wrong from beginning to end. With all understanding of the desire to change, the behaviour is unworthy of a captain.”)

(“Yeah … 5 years given everything, now working on the pension”)

“What a lousy character, never understand why he was a captain ‍♀️ I am glad that Arminia acts like that. Respect! Klos is such a much better captain ☝”

(“Am I the only one who is happy about that?”)


(“Pledge and then withdraw, very bad style from Börner! That’s right, do not let him play! After all, they are planning the new season and now they have to look for something new.”)

(“In fact, as a player and public person, I am completely indifferent, not worthy of insult. Mediocre player, captain and so moderate sympathy. No fan will remember Börner next season, I want to bet.”)


However, not all of them agree.

(“a great pity”)

(“Can understand this, but then when a good deal comes in and he always wanted to play in England I would have done the same in his place”)

(“Yo, @arminia , Börner has justified that the offer came from England only after the commitment. Absolutely legitimate step and no reason to follow up with such a message. Bad style.”)

(“Unfortunately extremely stupid of Arminia. It has failed to extend early with Börner and lost him forever. A pity, he was one of our top performers.”)



(“Take care, Lord!”)

Börner, who is said to have turned down a move to Norwich City two years ago, has since told he has received an offer ‘I could not refuse’, believed to be from Sheffield Wednesday.

Wednesday have already seen two players in Börner’s position – Michael Hector and Daniel Pudil – depart since the end of the Championship season, although the Owls still hope to retain the former player’s services after his return to parent club, Chelsea.

The former Germany youth international began his career at Energie Cottbus before joining Arminia – who are ninth in the table with two games remaining – in 2014.

He has made close to 150 appearances in his country’s second tier, but has yet to experience top-flight football.

Will Börner be a good addition for Sheffield Wednesday?

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