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Newcastle fans would like to get Schar deal done quickly

Newcastle fans would like to get Schar deal done quickly

The Newcastle fans who have been ramping up the pressure on Mike Ashley this summer could be set to see their action have an impact, as the Magpies are nearing the signing of Fabian Schar from Deportivo La Coruna. According to The Mirror, the Swiss defender is close to a £3.5 million deal for the 26-year-old as Florian Lejeune faces a long injury lay-off.

Considering Chancel Mbemba was sold to Porto earlier this week, Newcastle’s need for a new central defender is no secret. Last season the Magpies saw Florian Lejeune and Jamaal Lascelles strike up an impressive defensive partnership at the back for the club but considering Lejeune now faces some time in the medical room after he’s suffered a knee injury.

The injury to the club’s French defender means that Schar will probably be thrown into the deep end if he does join St James Park. Newcastle are to host Tottenham on August 11th in their opening Premier League game. Despite this, the classy ballplaying defender is likely to be a good fit at the club and his ability to bring the ball out from the back with an impressive passing range will make him a good fit in a Rafa Benitez managed team.

You can read the Geordies’ verdict on Schar here:

Whilst a lot of Newcastle fans have little confidence in signing a player for actual money, this deal looks like it could happen and it would be a good switch for all involved.

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