On July 26th 2018, Newcastle announced that they had signed Fabian Schar.
Interestingly, some supporters were both pleased and shocked that the club had secured the services of Fabian Schar, as they took to Twitter to express their happiness over the announcement.
Rate that, good work Rafa. Welcome to the club
— Carla Devine (@CarlaDevine1) July 26, 2018
Naaa I’m not having it…we don’t sign players, this is fake news.
— Chris Hogg (@ChriskapowHogg) July 26, 2018
A cheap one! We wouldn’t expect anything else from NUFCDIRECT!
— Stuart (@swrain79) July 26, 2018
Has Mike fainted after opening his wallet?
— Daniel Hooley (@DanielH19) July 26, 2018
goood lads now announce messi
— leon (@LeonMiIner) 26 July 2018
An actual signing pic.twitter.com/SlkSNMwBmR
— Ben Carter (@benc777) July 26, 2018
A fun 88 giveaway and schar signing, what a day
— Aaron Horner (@AaronHorner8867) July 26, 2018
Newcastle United signed Fabian Schar for a reported £3 million back in the summer transfer window.
The Switzerland international made his debut for the club on the 26th of August 2018 in a 2–1 defeat to Chelsea, but he wasn’t able to secure a regular place in the side until the start of November and he hasn’t looked back since.
Indeed, the 27-year-old put in a dominant performance against Cardiff City back in January as he netted twice at St James’ Park, and he sent supporters into a frenzy last night during the Magpies’ clash with Burnley as he unleashed a stunning long-range strike which ended up nestling into the top corner.
Schar has proved to be one of the signings of the summer for the Magpies as he’s managed to help iron over a number of issues at the back, as well as contributing in the final third. He’s the central defender Newcastle have been crying out for with the ability to pick accurate passes and ensure defensive solidity.
Mike Ashley had been criticised for his lack of spending prior to the current campaign, but it’s safe to say that actually spending money in the summer and last month on Miguel Almiron has transformed the Magpies.