Hertha Berlin brought the curtain down on their season yesterday, with a 6-2 defeat at home against RB Leipzig. The big money side ran riot in the German capital in a game which most Hertha fans will want to swiftly forget. The fans did stick around afterwards, however, to appreciate some of the players who have given their best for the club – including the departing Julian Schieber.
The 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer and it has been confirmed he will be leaving the club at the end of his current deal. It comes after four years in Berlin, where he has not quite lived up to his billing.
Things did, however, start off very well for the player at Hertha. He scored eight goals in 18 games in his first season, after being signed by current Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay.
So should he consider signing him again with Wednesday?
Whilst times have been tough for Schieber, his talent is undoubted. In 2012 he was snapped up by Jurgen Klopp for Borussia Dortmund after impressive form with the Germany under-21 team.
After playing second fiddle to Robert Lewandowski for two seasons, Luhukay tempted him to Berlin and he has had some fine moments at the Olympiastadion.
Sheffield Wednesday have plenty of striking options already, but Jordan Rhodes and Steven Fletcher have found goals hard to come by and are among the club’s biggest earners.
Schieber would be a cheaper alternative to the pair and Luhukay would relish the chance to work with the German talent once again.
It would be a no-risk signing for Sheffield Wednesday. Schieber would be a free transfer and his wages would not exactly be a massive setback for the Owls.
It could prove to be a very shrewd move from Wednesday and Luhukay if Schieber arrived at the club this summer.