The Chronicle claim that Newcastle United have activate a clause that extends Fabian Schar’s contract for another year – meaning we will avoid losing him for nothing this summer.
Swiss international Schar had been finding form and enjoying a regular run of starts in the early stages of 2021, but picked up a season ending knee injury in our 3-2 win against Southampton in February.
His contract was due to expire this summer which means, putting us at risk of losing an exceptional talent without receiving a penny in return, however our move to renew his deal by a further 12 months will at least see us receive a fee if he is to move on when the window reopens.
The question is, are we extending his deal to reward his good form and hand him a route back into regular first-team football or lining him up for a summer sale?
Federico Fernandez also has a clause in his contract that allows us to extend his deal, however The Chronicle claim that no action has been taken on that as of yet – despite the Argentinian being a free agent in June as things stand.
Our club has never looked so uncertain for a long time, with managers, players and even the owner not knowing whether they are going to be in the same job when the 2021/2022 season kicks off in August.