The Mirror are reporting today that Newcastle are close to agreeing a deal to take Deportivo’s Swiss World Cup center-back Fabian Schar to Newcastle.
The Mirror says Newcastle are on the verge of making the center-back the replacement for Chancel Mbemba who joined Porto this week.
If this is correct, it’s excellent news because Newcastle may be short of Florian Lejeune for a while with his knee injury and the Swiss defender is a classy ball-playing center-back.
He would be an excellent addition to the squad, and he would cost only £3.5M – an excellent deal for us.
Fabian Schar – while at Basel winning three Swiss Championships
That’s his relegation release clause and his club Deportivo were relegated in May, and the news is we are near to agreeing on a deal for Scar.
Schar only moved to Deportivo last summer after leaving Hoffenheim, where he played for two seasons after leaving Basel in 2015.
Schar has been on the radar screen at Newcastle since back in the days when he was still playing at Basel.
Schar is class, and he is very good with the ball at his feet.
Here’s a piece from the Mirror report:
“Newcastle are on the verge of making centre back Schar their fourth summer signing after agreeing a fee of around £3.5M with Deportivo La Coruna, and the 26-year-old is believed to be having medical on Wednesday.”
Let’s hope this news is accurate since there were other clubs after the defender.