Target Defender Available For Only £3.6M – Cheaper Than Mbemba


We had an article out earlier today that Newcastle were interested in signing Swiss International Fabian Schar who played for Switzerland in this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

And now Spanish publication Estadio Deportivo, is reporting that Schar has a relegation release clause of only €4M (£3.6M) in his contract and Deportivo were relegated last season.

€4M is a bargain price although Deportivo do not particularly want to sell – but there’s not much they can do once a club meets the release clause in his contract – and they also need the money.

So Deportivo are now willing to let Schar leave this summer.

26-year-old Swiss defender Fabian Schar

We are hoping that Newcastle will go aggressively after the 26-year-old, who would definitely fight for a first-team starting place in central defense at Newcastle.

Here’s a piece translated from the report in Estadio Deportivo:

The Swiss international, who had a good World Cup, participating in three of the four games played by his team in Russia 2018, has an opportunity in the market, having seen his clause of cancellation reduced to €4M.”

“A very affordable price, if you take into account the figures that are being paid this summer.”

“Deportivo, in addition, would now be willing to negotiate for him.”

“That’s because the Brazilian center-back Sidnei (linked to Sevilla long ago) has not reached an agreement with the Russian club Krasnodar.

“Sidnei will have to return to La Coruna after the negotiations have definitely been broken off.”

Scar would be a bargain at only £3.6M – hope we can get him to replace Chancel Mbemba who seems to be on his way to Porto for 6M this week.

We’d even make a profit on the deal with Schar 2M less expensive than Mbemba.

Mike Ashley will be pushing hard for this deal.

Comments welcome.


62 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 23, 2018 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #1

    Hibbit…I agree about the statement “…and those who really can make a difference – I think – won’t do what’s necessary! “

    …I have no clue about how many on here are ST holders…but from what I can gather non wants to give em up!

    Diddly…from what I could gather highlighted another point as to way given up ST I difficult!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 23, 2018 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #2

    I’ve got till Thursday to decide whether to give mine up or not.

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  • lesh

    Jul 23, 2018 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #3

    To any other club, £3.6m would be a steal but to Ashley playing silly buggers, he won’t spend it. He’d rather hack Rafa off than run the club properly.

    I wish he’d just GTFOut!

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  • lesh

    Jul 23, 2018 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Jail for Ashley

    You can’t slam Ashley and renew your ST, surely?

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 23, 2018 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Hasn’t welbeck only got a year left on his deal?Would rule a loan out really…
    Another point in question, Welbeck hasn’t played as a centre forward since early days at Man Utd, he plays on the left of a 3…which is the same position really we just signed Kenedy for…
    More chance of taking on Sturridge in my opinion

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  • Ben Afri

    Jul 23, 2018 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #6

    It doesn’t matter if a player is 16million or 2million, we’ll always offer just under and never get our man. It’s smug, arrogant and self defeating. So we end up with the most sub-par players. That’s why it took us years to get rid of Goufran, and why we’re still stuck paying Colback’s wages.

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  • Ben Afri

    Jul 23, 2018 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #7

    And embarrassingly, it even got to the point where not even Goufran wanted to sign an extension here

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  • lesh

    Jul 23, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail and others who haven’t renewed yet,

    By renewing you’re giving the club a guarantee of cash which’ll make the books look good. I’d suggest the worse the income stream looks, the better prospect for a potential buyer to see potential for growth.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 23, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #9

    lesh,
    I’ve already renewed in the hope that things would be sorted, they’re clearly not and don’t look like being sorted either, I’ve just rang them and I have till Thursday to cancel.

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  • toonincheek

    Jul 23, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Can’t say I would blame any ST holders who did not renew,
    considering the current state of the club.
    Yet reduced income will only squeeze the finances, and Rafa,
    even more.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #11

    toonincheek,
    He’s not giving any to Rafa anyway, hence the wanting to cancel.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Ben Afri,
    Did you mean Marveaux/

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  • hibbit

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Jail
    i understand your’s is a more difficult choice than most, with working away so much, but for me this is not the season to throw in the towel,
    we need to get behind Rafa and the team this season and if Rafa goes at the end of the season we go it’s the lest we can do for the loyalty he’s shown us

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #14

    @Jail – I’d renew myself in your position! For all the strife and BS Ashley puts us through, there’ll still be magic moments to witness next season! The annual home thrashings of West Ham and Chelsea, the 6 home games a season where you think Perez has turned a corner, a manager that cares and knows what hes doing, a beast of a CB in lascelles progressing further, Shelvey coming into his prime. We’ve actually got a young side that will be better for last seasons experience, players like Yedlin, LeJeune, Dummett are still on an upwards trajectory. For all the Ashley negativity, next season I think we’ll have some highs..
    wouldn’t renew the season after though when Benitez goes, Pardew returns and Lascelles joins chelsea, Shelvey joins west ham etc…

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  • Ben Afri

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Jail

    Actually, I meant Goufran. I forgot about Marveaux.

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  • Ben Afri

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Strange thing is that at times, I’ve seen Marveaux play quite well… Rarely, but I’ve seen it

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  • hibbit

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #17

    jayphoto
    total agree and far better put than my offering

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  • Ben Afri

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #18

    jayphoto

    That was quite a romantic forecasting of the coming season. And you’re right. Sometimes, those moments remind us why we always watch them… For the coming season at least…

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Jail ..

    The Byker Buggerer was a joke between Jib and me .

    Read in the context it was delivered it was fine.

    Also it seems you were facetious towards me and attacked me because I was talking to Jib and Jesper .

    You don’t like either so I became your target for your Jealousy.

    I see what’s happening with you now

    A few months ago you went into one of your rages because we were all talking about that universal thing we all love …..MUSIC.

    What a misery you are.

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  • martoon

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #20

    jayphoto @14 – You’ve stated my thoughts a lot more eloquently that I can. As I’ve said before I like to think my ST money goes towards player & staff wages and the general running of the club rather than Ashley’s back pocket although I admit this might be a tad naive but for some reason this makes me a twot in AncientC’s eyes!

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  • Jib

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Being called a twot by Ancient is
    a seal of approval – carry the insult
    with pride

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #22

    If Ashley wants to pursue the cheap and cheerful options in the transfer market then Rafa and we are stuck with that strategy. But I would point out that it hasn’t been that successful for Poundland, Woolworths and others of that ilk.
    However I wouldn’t want to be associated with West Ham and their vain attempts to buy their way into the London tourist market at the expense of being a football club at the heart of their community.

    We have two 10 year deal season tickets and they’re not going anywhere this year at least while Rafa is here. It’s loose change in Ashley’s way of thinking and if we go the seats will be full at least for games against the top six.

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  • sing in the corner

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Dig in then lads, for a long slog with relegation at the forefront of everyone’s minds, cos it’s crystal clear that we will struggle to upgrade a striker, get a no10 in who can play the position or get much needed cover in defence and midfield, with the purse strings knotted and double bagged in stronger Sports direct carriers.

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  • c-dog

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Do we only target players who have contributed to the relegation of other clubs? It’s a good plan. Given the movement of players to other clubs and the willingness to progress I think we’ll fall down the table. 12th – 15th maybe. Won’t go down if Rafa remains. If Rafa leaves we will go down. Big Mike gonna have another huge payday at the end of 2019. The club is totally self sufficient now. The loans to Ashley are wiped. He says he hasn’t taken a penny out of the club. Well he certainly hasn’t put a penny into it. Everything he says he puts into the club is actually generated by the club. But how much more is his investment worth now? 100 million maybe? Seems like NUFC have increased Ashleys wealth considerably. And what has he done for NUFC?

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  • sing in the corner

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Ashley and co have another 10 months or so to come up with the next raft of tactics to give fans reason to ‘wait and see’ a bit longer..

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Apparently we’re signing Bristol City left back Joe Bryan…good player to be honest, be an interesting one.

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  • martoon

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Thanks Jib @21 – I’ll wear it as a badge of honour :mrgreen:

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  • posada

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Someone said a few articles back that when the ownership issue is sorted they will come flocking back.
    Really, where ye ganna sit.
    We get 52,000 already.

    I have one of the best seats in the house. It took me 20 yrs to get there. I will own it until the day I die and when that happens my Grandson has first dibs on it.

    Everything could change in an instant. If MA gets taken out I have a feeling it will be quick and we won’t see it coming.

    Don’t give up your seats. You might not get them back again.

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  • TyneMouth

    Jul 23, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #29

    I enjoyed a lunch last week with a group of business acquaintances. The guy next to me was a partner in a consultancy specialising in ‘Executive Appointments’ a head hunter in other words.

    He informed the lunch party that since the referendum, two years ago, almost all new contracts are paid in euros. The recipients of the new contracts were mainly from within the EU. A large number of appointments were in the financial sector or health, ie the NHS.

    Surprisingly a significant number were related to football. This head hunter claimed his consultancy advised football agents regarding long term salary arrangements for their clients.

    The implications are financially disastrous to EPL clubs, the UK£ has dropped over 20% against the €, and continues to drop, and we are still in the EU. There are a large number of footballers in the EPL, including NUFC, who’s wages are linked to the value of the €. A chilling thought for the football clubs, and institutions like the NHS.

    ( Time to revise those figures on that big red bus!)…

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  • TyneMouth

    Jul 23, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #31

    Further to my post @#29

    Wages affected by a deteriorating UK£ against the €, could account for some of the salary discrepancies in the accounts, maybe…

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  • lesh

    Jul 23, 2018 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Jail @9

    You’re in a difficult situation and it’s appreciated that your loyalty to NUFC runs deep – like many others.

    But, and I say this to all ST holders, renewing when you have the option not to is effectively endorsing Ashley and his evil, greedy ways. Not renewing’s a vote for Rafa. Back Ashley and the greater the likelihood that Rafa’ll be on his way

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 23, 2018 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #33

    @29

    Don’t open that Brexsh*t can of worms.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 23, 2018 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Just having a bit lunch on holy island got talking to a couple of Tottenham fans they where saying how we are the laughing stock of the premiership and we only get player’s other clubs dont want i agree with the second part of that but then to say we have not got the bottle to stand up ashley .

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  • lesh

    Jul 23, 2018 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Jail et al

    I’d better add that I am not an ST holder nor can I readily get to home matches. I’m opining as an outsider looking in as it were.

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 23, 2018 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #36

    @29 brings new meaning to the term hey hey, you brexit, you buys it

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  • posada

    Jul 23, 2018 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Lesh
    That might have had some success 30 years ago when the main income for clubs was gate receipts.
    Now it’s not.
    Forget encouraging folks to give up their season tickets. I won’t and most won’t.
    It’s not an endorsement of Ashley at all.

    I’ll say it again. Don’t give them up unless your ok with not getting them back again.
    He could be gone in an instant. I remain convinced that something is going on behind the scenes.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 23, 2018 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #38

    posada hope your in for the long haul he’s here to upset the fans as much as he can iam sure he get off on it no other reason to stay just sick the knife in deeper

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  • posada

    Jul 23, 2018 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #39

    The pound should have been devalued years ago.
    Since it was after Brexit business has boomed in my area. I have never seen so many trucks flying about and most factory units are occupied.
    The pound was kept artificially high to keep the City of London and the financial sector happy. Not giving a stuff about manufactoring and the out lying regions.

    If they are giving out contracts in Euros that’s their problem. If NHS senoir managers are causing a problem by doing that they should be sacked.

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  • Jib

    Jul 23, 2018 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Posada could be right
    The usual transfer window paucity of information
    is much more profound of late.
    You defo get a feeling of machinations behind closed
    doors.

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