Fabian Schar arrived at Newcastle this summer from Deportiva La Coruna when his low release clause was activated. He has turned out to be a class signing for the Magpies as well as one the best bargains in recent memory for the club.
Fabian Schar– after one of his superb goals
The Swiss defender did not break into the Newcastle first team until November. And once he got his chance, boy did he take it. He displayed the ball playing ability from the back the team had missed in the early part of the season with the absence of Florian Lejeune.
He has also provided the Newcastle fans with some highlight reel goals. His tidy finish after a Ben Arfa-like jaunt through the Cardiff defense being a personal favorite. Though his thunderous strike against Burnley will probably be the majority of fans’ most memorable.
There have been rumblings in the press over the past few months that top clubs like Arsenal and Spurs are looking at him. Hopefully, this is just press talk as Fabian has been an indispensable asset this season. He is a leader on the pitch and provides the quality from the back that gives the team an extra dimension.
Fabian seems to love it at Newcastle and hopefully we will be able to watch him for many years to come.