Club set to make shock move for Fabian Schar as Howe eyes January replacement – Report

As Newcastle step up their search to bolster their leaky defence, French club Bordeaux are reportedly planning a shock move for Fabian Schar.

This comes from Alan Nixon’s latest ‘exclusive’ from The Sun, with him reporting that the Ligue 1 side are desperate for new centre-backs after banishing both Laurent Koscielny and Paul Baysse from first team duties.

Like Newcastle, Bordeaux are in the middle of a relegation fight and Newcastle are not in any hurry to sell the 30 year old Swiss international, until a top class replacement is found.

Any move would depend on Newcastle’s ability to secure the services of either one or two new centre halves, with the club showing particular interest in Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly and Lille’s Sven Botman, according to Nixon.

A complication, though, is that both Bournemouth and Lille are reluctant to sell their stalwart central defenders, meaning Newcastle may have to look elsewhere before sanctioning a move for Schar; whose current deal is due to expire at the end of the season.

According to the Telegraph, NUFC would have to break their transfer record to secure the services of Botman, with Lille’s asking price believed to be set at a whopping £46m!

Securing a suitable centre half is Eddie Howe’s number one priority, however, so hopefully the club can secure a signing as soon as possible to be ready for our crunch clash with Leeds United. It would only be then that Schar would be allowed to move on.

9 thoughts on “Club set to make shock move for Fabian Schar as Howe eyes January replacement – Report

  1. He ain’t as good as he thinks he is – how many times does he take it too far – then lose the ball and fall over, pretending to be injured and leave us exposed

    Trouble is WE NEED 2 good central defender’s / goalie / CENTRAL Midfielder / and Two QUALITY Strikers…

    …and a MANAGER

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  2. Howe has been left with the dross bought by Benitez who spent over 140 million and not one of them will bring a profit, we only made a profit bought by the previous managers. The only reasonble players we have are sadlly Bruce’s buy’s and they are struggling too, we cannot keep blaming the owners for failures, the managers buy the players.
    Latest news about fans wanting Benitez back is scary going off his last couple of clubs performances, stay well clear he is old news. HWTL

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  3. KK:
    He ain’t as good as he thinks he is – how many times does he take it too far – then lose the ball and fall over, pretending to be injured and leave us exposed

    The article is about Fabian Schar, not Alan St Maximin.

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  4. Do you really believe that if we sell Schar we still need just 1 centre half ?

    I suggest we sell Lascelles. As the saying goes – it would be like having a new signing!

    God I miss Titus Bramble!

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  6. kiddafromthetoon :
    I think you need to take an Aspirin and have a long rest in bed!
    I’m not the biggest fan of Benitez but your take is inaccurate and at least Benitez got the best out of what he was allowed to bring in which wasn’t much by a greedy owner.
    You also neglect to say how much Benitez brought into the club with sales.
    Bruce was afforded more money to spend by Ashley because he was a yes man and was given a £8 million pay off which is more than Benitez was allowed for a player he didn’t want in Joselu who cost £5 million.

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