When Newcastle United opted to sign Federico Fernandez from Swansea over the summer, a lot of fans were underwhelmed with the signing. The Argentine had just gone down with Swansea and the Newcastle fans were in meltdown at Mike Ashley, however, now that the dust has settled, Fernandez is proving to be a class act at St James Park.
— Fede Fernandez (@pajarofernandez) November 3, 2018
At 29-years-old and with four years of Premier League experience under his belt, Fernandez was always going to be a brilliant option for any club that thought they may struggling near the bottom of the table this season and it’s looking more and more like a masterstroke from Rafa Benitez that he signed the Argentine. Fernandez was superb yet again on Saturday as The Magpies recorded their first win of the season and he’ll be hoping it’s the first of many.
One area that the Geordies aren’t lacking in as at centre-back. Alongside Fernandez, Jamaal Lascelles is a superb option and then with another new signing in Fabien Schar, the club has bags of talent that they can call on at the back. The next test for Fernandez and co is a testing clash where they’ll be hosting Eddie Howe’s high-flying Bournemouth and it’s a game that will provide another tough test for Fernandez and the Newcastle defence as The Cherries have scored the 5th most goals in the Premier League so far.
You can read The Magpies’ verdict on Fernandez here:
You've been class every game to be fair. Well played again today.
— The Scoreboard (@toonandout) November 3, 2018
Unit! And have been for all the games!
— Kyle (@Kyledwhitehead) November 3, 2018
You complete me x
— Garwain (@Garwain) November 3, 2018
You’re class mate. Top class.
— James (@James_NUFC1892) November 3, 2018
You were absolutely outstanding mate It’s great to see you perform consistently week in and week out. You are a Toon Army favourite, keep it going my friend
— Toonfan (@ataylor1892) 3 November 2018
— PaulFrankland (@seatonmag) November 3, 2018
Some player this lad.
— Geeky Retro Nerds Show @capitalscificon (@GeekyRetroNerds) November 4, 2018
My man of the match, fabulous performance
— David Ronsdale (@rons59) November 4, 2018
You were immense again yesterday…..well played! Thank you!!
— Tom Pitt (@Toontom68) November 4, 2018
The Magpies really are running out of superlatives to describe Fernandez and will hope he can keep up his superb form right through the hectic festive period.