Yesterday evening Sheffield Wednesday announced that academy product Preslav Borukov had signed his first professional contract at the club.
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) June 25, 2018
The 18-year-old striker made the move to Hillsborough back in the summer of 2016 from PFC Levski Sofia and the Bulgarian youth international won a number of fans over with his appearances at Under 18 level and then Under 23 level when he earned that promotion.
With goals at both youth levels, he also hit a hattrick against Crewe Alexandra as he began making a name for himself. At international level he continued that form, scoring against Macedonia and Georgia at Under 18 level as well.
Reaction to the news was certainly bright amongst fans who’ve had the pleasure of seeing him in action in the season of 2017/18 and following on from the news of George Hirst’s departure for OH Leuven the other day, him signing up on professional terms has also been incredibly well timed on that front.
Speaking to the Official Site the highly rated youngster explained.
“I’m really happy and I’ve worked really hard for the two years in my scholarship. I’m happy to be a professional footballer at Sheffield Wednesday, my target now is to reach the first team.”
— Metts ???? (@mettam71) June 25, 2018
Brilliant news up the owls ????⚪????⚪????⚪
— BOB ???????????????????????????? (@TheWednesday76) June 25, 2018
Brilliant stuff glad we’ve got this one done. Looks good every time I’ve seen him! ????⚪️
— Gareth Leitch ???? (@gazzal_owl) June 25, 2018
Better then George Hirst x
— BJH (@BH_Swfcx) June 25, 2018
Excellent news ????
— Malcolm Fox ????????⚪️ (@malcolm_fox2) June 25, 2018
Pronounce the name
— Mr Pie (@oomrpieoo) June 25, 2018
Sure he will get game time in friendlies
— dale willett (@dalewillett26) June 25, 2018
He’s a really good prospect this lad
— David Turner (@dcturner71) June 25, 2018