Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar has this week revealed that he is ‘very happy’ with life on Tyneside – but admits ‘you never know what can happen’ when asked about his future at the club.
Speaking to a newspaper in his native country, the Swiss international spoke of how he has the support of the club and the fans at Newcastle, and believes he is a simple man to please.
The 28-year-old said:
“At the moment I am very happy.
“I am relatively easy to satisfy: If it is a good club, I am happy.
“Last summer was the first in a couple of years that I did not have to think about where to play now and what happens next and that felt good.”
Schar has been arguably United’s best player since joining the club for a cut-price £3million at the beginning of last season. Rafa Benitez activated a relegation release clause in the former Deportivo man’s contract, and the move has proved a bargain.
The central defender really is a player that has it all for his position. He is good in the air, reads the game well, comfortable with the ball at his feet and can even score a goal. His age suggests he is entering his peak years as a centre-half and the Magpies will want to ensure those years are spent with the club.
His performances have seen him linked with both Arsenal and Manchester City, who have both experienced defensive difficulties of their own in recent times. A player of Schar’s quality would certainly suit their style of play.
Here’s what he then had to say when asked about his future on Tyneside:
“I stopped doing things like that, I have experienced too much for that.
“I know how fast everything can change.
“You never know what happens”
Fabian certainly leaves the door open to a potential move, but it’s reassuring to hear that he is happy with life on Tyneside as things stand.
At 28, he is at that dangerous age where Mike Ashley may decide to cash in if a big offer arrives. Sadly, he would almost certainly be sold under the current regime if the right bid came in.
He is arguably the first name on the team-sheet, despite playing in the same position as captain Jamaal Lascelles, and should be handed a new deal if anything.