Daniel Pudil signs two-year deal with Czech side after leaving Sheffield Wednesday
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Daniel Pudil signs two-year deal with Czech side after leaving Sheffield Wednesday

Daniel Pudil has found a new club following his release by Sheffield Wednesday.

Pudil, who last appeared for Wednesday in Jos Luhukay’s final game as manager, was one of six over-30 players allowed to leave the Owls at the end of last season.

The Czech international hinted shortly afterwards that he was already in talks with a potential new employer.

And on Friday he was unveiled by FC Mlada Boleslav, having signed a two-year contract which begins on 1 July.

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The move sees Pudil return to his homeland after 11 years away – four of which were spent in Sheffield Wednesday colours.

And the 33-year-old suggested to his new club’s official website that he could have stayed in English football, at third- or fourth-tier level.

“About six weeks ago, (the Mlada Boleslav manager, Josef) Jinoch approached my agent asking me what my situation is in England and whether I would be interested in going to Mladá Boleslav,” explained Pudil.

“I knew he was playing for the European competitions, which was a great attraction for me, and when I saw the victory of Boleslav with Zlín with my own eyes, I was just waiting to see how it all turned out.

“I didn’t want to go to the third or fourth English league, but somewhere where I would reach my personal and team ambitions.

Pudil in action for Wednesday last season (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

“After the session with Mr. Jinoch and Mr. Weber I was convinced that Boleslav was the right option and I didn’t consider any other club.”

Pudil is expected to be replaced by the 28-year-old German centre-back, Julian Börner at Sheffield Wednesday.

The deal for Börner, along with those for Moses Odubajo and Kadeem Harris, should be completed upon the uplifting of Wednesday’s EFL-imposed transfer embargo.

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