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.