Fabian Schar has played down rumours linking him with a summer exit, saying he is looking forward the new season with Newcastle United – a club he is “really happy” at.
The Swiss centre-back was linked with a move to AC Milan last month, however he’s rubbished these reports, saying he ‘loves’ life at Newcastle.
This comes as another dose of much needed good news for the club, with us not only on the verge of signing Allan Saint-Maximin and Jetro Willems, but also looking set to keep a hold of star men Dubravka, Hayden, Longstaff and Schar.
Here’s what the 27-year-old has had to say about his future at St James’ Park:
“To be honest I heard so much, about me and about all of our players.
“This club has plenty interest in it. I don’t read that much into it.
“I had a really good season last season and I am looking forward to this one.
“The rest is not something I can control. People, can write things but I can’t affect that.
“I am really happy here and looking forward to the next season.
“I love this club, the fans and I have almost everything I need. I am really happy.
“Football is big business, there are so many things that happen so fast, and written down and not true.
“The players have to just focus on the football and that’s what I am doing.”
The Switzerland international also had the following to say about Steve Bruce during a chat with BBC Radio Newcastle’s Matthew Raisebeck, suggesting all the players are happy with the new ‘head coach’:
Let’s hope Schar can continue on from where he left off last season, with the £3m man proving to be one of the signings of the summer this time last year.
To think this guy cost £82m less than soon-to-be Man Utd centre-back Harry Maguire..