Newcastle United journalist Scott Wilson has been left thrilled by the news that Fabian Schar has now signed a new contract at St. James’ Park.
The Lowdown: Two-year deal
As per The Northern Echo, Schar has now signed a new two-year deal in the North East, which will keep him at the club until 2024.
His contract was going to run out in the summer, but after successful talks, the board and the player have decided that he should remain on Tyneside.
Upon signing the deal, Eddie Howe said that Schar is a ‘hugely important’ player in the dressing room, and that he has been ‘delighted’ with his form.
The Latest: Wilson reacts
Taking to Twitter, Wilson was thrilled when the news came out, claiming that it is the first ‘big’ bit of summer business that the Magpies have completed:
Should Schar be a regular for Newcastle?
The Verdict: Deserved
Given his form, Schar is certainly deserving of his new deal. He has been a mainstay in the team that have changed their fortunes around since the turn of the year, which has seen them all but guarantee their safety in the Premier League for another season.
Compared to his teammates, the Switzerland international has ranked highly in terms of average interceptions, clearances, blocks, passes and long balls per match, while also contributing a handy two goals and two assists from the back (WhoScored).
Nonetheless, this is news that would have come as music to the ears of the Toon Army.
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