There could be an exodus of attackers at Sheffield Wednesday this summer with Sam Winnall, Atdhe Nuhiu, Fernando Forestieri and Steven Fletcher out of contract in the coming months. Fraser Preston also has an uncertain future due to a lack of playing time under Garry Monk, but there’s another striker who could be on his way out – Preslav Borukov.
The 19-year-old joined Wednesday from Levski in 2016 and has risen through the youth ranks to the fringes of the first-team – he was an unused substitute in the Owls’ FA Cup win over Queens Park Rangers in January and 2-1 league defeat to Wigan Athletic days later. Borukov has impressed with the u18s and u23s, but it remains to be seen if a new deal is headed his way.
After being asked if he will be signing a new deal at Hillsborough, the 19-year-old said on Instagram Live via HITC: “You will find out when the moment arrive(s)”. Until Borukov puts pen to paper on a contract extension, his future will remain up in the air. He signed his first professional deal in 2018 and is coming to the end of it.
The Bulgarian striker has been a regular for the U23s this season, assisting a goal in August’s 1-1 draw with Charlton Athletic in August and scoring in November’s 1-0 win over Sheffield United. Borukov was rewarded for his progress with a callup to the first-team, but he didn’t come on the pitch.
Wednesday have let a lot of players’ contracts run down this summer, so it may be some time before an official update on the 19-year-old is made. He risks being a free agent in a matter of months if movement isn’t made, however.