After completing his move to Newcastle United in the last few moments, Fabian Schar has admitted that he is ‘not like a typical defender’, claiming he likes to play and start attacks from the back – also vowing to score goals with his head.
The 26-year old centre-back is a defender by trade however he’s known for his ball playing ability, having been tracked by Barcelona several years ago after breaking onto the scene with Swiss giants Basel.
He’s since played in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim, in Spain with Deportivo and most recently has represented Switzerland at this summer’s World Cup, having bagged an impressive 27 goals and 11 assists in 230 career appearances.
Here’s what he’s had to say during his first interview when asked what he’ll bring to NUFC:
“I’m not like a typical defender. I, of course, defend, but I’m quite good with the ball – I like to play, I want to build up the game from behind, and I think that is a strength of mine.
“I have also scored some headers – that could also be a strength and hopefully I can use it here.
With doubts still lingering over Florian Lejeune’s recent injury, it will be VERY useful to have a ball playing centre-back in Schar.
As you can see in the clip below, he’s clearly comfortable with the ball at his feet:
Fabian Schär – Welcome to Newcastle pic.twitter.com/aS7DGcdLbM
— j (@jbxnufc) July 25, 2018
Click here to read more about him, with us conducting a Q&A with La Liga expert Simon Harrison to find more out about the Swiss international defender. It’s WELL worth a read folks!
Sounds to me like an absolute steal for just £3m!
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