Newcastle United have announced that Fabian Schar has signed a new contract at the club.
The Swiss defender has penned a two-year contract extension to keep him at the club until 2024, making this the first of many moves we look set to make this summer as part of a rebuild under new ownership.
Schar, 30, was one of a handful of players at risk of leaving on a free transfer at the end of the season, so it’s great to see all parties reach an agreement to keep a player who’s been a model of consistency since Eddie Howe came in.
He’s cut out mistakes from his game, played the full 90 minutes in 22 of Howe’s 24 games in charge and formed a solid partnership with January signing Dan Burn, making this a move that makes sense.
Here’s what both Schar and the NUFC boss have told the club’s official website since the deal was struck:
“I’m absolutely delighted.
“It’s what I always wanted – to stay here to play for this unbelievable club.
“Since my first day in Newcastle, I felt so comfortable; it’s like a second home and now to stay here for some more years, I’m delighted.”
“I’ve been delighted with Fabian’s form.
“He is the ultimate professional and a hugely important player in our dressing room.
“I’m delighted he has committed himself to the club. He is very driven for future success and I’m pleased he will be a part of our future.”