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 NW.de 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.
Goldrichtige Entscheidung vom Verein, ihn den Rest der Saison draußen zu lassen. Bestätigt einmal mehr das ungute Gefühl, dass seine Berufung zum Kapitän von vorne bis hinten falsch war. Bei allem Verständnis für den Wechselwunsch, das Verhalten ist eines Kapitäns unwürdig.— Luis Holuch (@luisholuch) May 9, 2019
("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.")
Ja nu... 5 Jahre alles gegeben,jetzt an der Rente arbeiten— Guido Teckentrup (@GTeckentrup) May 9, 2019
("Yeah ... 5 years given everything, now working on the pension")
Was ein mieser Charakter, verstehe nie wieso er Captain war ♀️ bin froh das Arminia so handelt Respekt! Klos ist so ein viel besserer Kapitän☝— xoSarahxo (@Sarah2402Sarah) May 9, 2019
"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 ☝"
Bin ich der einzige der sich darüber freut?— Tim_TM (@TimTM6) May 9, 2019
("Am I the only one who is happy about that?")
Nö haha— Telesticc (@telesthicc) May 9, 2019
Zusage geben und dann zurückziehen, ganz schlechter Stil von Börner! Richtig so, nicht mehr spielen lassen! Schließlich plant man die neue Saison und muss jetzt, neu suchen.— Bernd Büchler (@BchlerBernd) May 9, 2019
("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.")
Er als Spieler und öffentliche Person ist mir tatsächlich völlig gleichgültig, keine Beleidigung wert. Mittelmäßiger Spieler, Kapitän und so mittel sympathisch. Es erinnert sich in der nächsten Saison kein Fan mehr an #Börner, möchte ich wetten.— Maik-O (@Maiko_Nordwind) May 10, 2019
("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.")
Gut so ... Fehler haben sich gehäuft ...— Puplix (@PuplixX) May 9, 2019
However, not all of them agree.
sehr schade— Schimisjoke (@SchimisJoke) May 9, 2019
("a great pity")
Kann ihn gut verstehen, wenn dann doch ein gutes Angebot reinkommt und er sowieso schon immer gern in England spielen wollte hätte ich das an seiner Stelle genauso gemacht— Malte malte Malte (@Malte_BI) May 9, 2019
("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")
Jo, @arminia. Börner hat begründet, dass das Angebot aus England erst NACH der Zusage kam. Absolut legitimerer Schritt und kein Grund, jetzt mit so einem Text nachzutreten. Schlechter Stil.— Alex Fink (@the_finka) May 9, 2019
("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.")
Ich wünsch ihm alles gute. Hat immer alles gegeben. Gab schon viel schlimmere Abgänge. Schenkt euch beleidigungen!— Burni81||Youtube (@burnsen81) May 9, 2019
("I wish him all the best. Always gave everything. There have been much worse departures. Give yourself insults!")
("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.")
Imho: Deficits in passing and speed, excellent in the air on both attack/defend, rock solid with the other aspects. Among the best on his position in this league.— FabioS (@Fa_schieb) May 9, 2019
Hey, Börner is a passionate fighter and great in the opponent's box, awesome header. But he has his insecurities in the defense. On his good days he's a great addition but unfortunately it's pretty haphazard— Sonic the Hedgefund (@misharrrgh) May 9, 2019
Mach’s gut, Lord!— Eva-Lotta Bohle (@lottibohle) May 9, 2019
("Take care, Lord!")
Börner, who is said to have turned down a move to Norwich City two years ago, has since told NW.de 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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