Dejphon Chansiri is heading for a disaster with Sheffield Wednesday centre-back Julian Borner.
According to German publication Bild, Sheffield Wednesday defender Julian Borner is closing in on a move to 2. Bundesliga side Hannover this week. Borner has agreed a contract with Hannover and will now complete a medical before officially completing his transfer back to Germany.
The report claims that Hannover are not paying a transfer fee to Sheffield Wednesday for the centre-back. Despite Borner having one year left to run on his contract at Hillsborough, Chansiri has decided to send him to Hannover with no money in return, simply to get him off the books.
“Overall, he has consistently performed well, and I am sure there will be more to come from him. How he has handled that transition has been really impressive.
“He is a good guy around the group, all the players and staff like him.
“He’s very respectful, but determined, a fighter and that’s his mentality. He likes the aggressive side of it and he looks at it as a challenge over here, the physical side of the league.
Chansiri is heading for a disaster with this move. Not only is Darren Moore set to lose one of his key players ahead of the upcoming League One season, but he is also not getting any funds in return to help bolster the squad in an attempt to replace Borner. Sheffield Wednesday’s issues with wages this year have been well-documented and, from that perspective, you can understand why the club have decided to let Borner go, as it allows them to get his wages off the books heading into the 2021/22 campaign.
However, Borner still had a year left on his contract at the club and Sheffield Wednesday could have used the interest from Germany to bring in a transfer fee. Even if they did not get a fee to sign a replacement, they could have used the funds to alleviate some of the financial issues they are currently facing as a club. This is why this deal is a disaster for Chansiri, as he has missed out on a potential opportunity to bring a chunk of change through the door by getting a fee for Borner.
The £12k-per-week beast’s performances in the Championship over the past two seasons warrant a transfer fee for his exit. Despite relegation from the second tier, Borner averaged a solid WhoScored rating of 6.82 in 25 starts at centre-back for Wednesday, after managing a score of 6.92 in 37 games during the 2019/20 season. This shows that he is a good Championship performer and he surely could have attracted enough interest from clubs to justify a transfer fee being paid for his services.
To let him go for free looks like awful business and Wednesday fans will have every right to be angry about it.