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Newcastle Will Find It Difficult To Sign This Star Player To New Deal

We would like to see some of our top players get new contracts so they can stay at Newcastle for the foreseeable future.

That’s as long as we don’t get relegated again.

Those players include goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, Matt Ritchie, the Longstaff brothers, and Fabian Schar.

And if Dutch International Jetro Willems keeps performing well, then his loan deal can be made into a permanent move next summer – reportedly for around £10M.

With Mike Ashley’s dumb policy on not giving contracts to players 30 or over, Steve Bruce could find it challenging to sign Matt Ritchie to a new deal.

That’s even though he is one of the best players we have.

Fabian Schar – more ambitious clubs will be interested

Ritchie would likely stay if given a new deal to stay on Tyneside, but the player who worries us most is the in-form Fabian Schar.

The Swiss International must be attracting some top clubs with his excellent displays in the black and white shirt.

Fabian could (should) be playing Champions League football given how good he is, and he’s also an experienced International.

With our limited ambitions under owner Mike Ashley, Fabian can do a lot better than play at Newcastle.

And Ashley will no doubt remember we paid just £3.5M for him from Deportivo last year.

So the owner can work out that he can make a big profit on the player.

That’s all Ashley thinks about.

Some of the top half clubs in the Premier League could well be interested in Schar, and he would also be a great player in the Bundesliga.

It’s a pity our owner only thinks of the financial side of football and not the playing side.

Fabian could become a top player at Newcastle United for at least the next five years.

But we are lumbered with Ashley, and until that changes, Newcastle will remain a selling club where the team on the field remains of secondary importance to the finances.

We would be delighted if we can sign Fabian to a new deal.

But we doubt he will want to stay on Tyneside given the other offers he will get from more ambitious clubs.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • JohnJ

    Oct 21, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #1

    I’d be gutted to lose Schar!

  • IrishRob

    Oct 21, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed dont be giving him ideas!!

  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 21, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Charmless will sell him for £25m and the club won’t see a penny of it.

  • hibbit

    Oct 21, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #4

    why do you think there looking at Gibson ??????????????

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 21, 2019 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #5

    When making an appraisal of our former manager, if you fail to mention his little hands, the riots he would cause in North London, the best job he could hope for was at an ambitious Leeds should they get taken over, that he should have attacked the lesser teams more and should have scored more when equalling our best ever away win and equalling our most consecutive wins, then it’s not a fair and balanced appraisal at all. And you couldn’t possibly want him here long term and funded before being shut in a box and wheeled upstairs out of sight.

  • hibbit

    Oct 21, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Jail for Ashley

    Irish Nob i mean Munster will be on your case pretty soon, with you making those fair and balanced comments

  • Mindshaft

    Oct 21, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #7

    Miggy who had basically been having a poor game but was marking the right hand side chasing down Alonso etc the whole of the 2nd half – subbed for Carroll who basically ambled about halfway line – 3 mins later, Alonso unmarked on his left ( miggys right for those who can’t tell difference) slots in unmarked – well done Mr Bruce on a totally random substitution especially as I didn’t even notice Linton playing 2nd half and the whole crowd around me were wanting him off for Carroll

  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 21, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s only a matter of time before karma catches up to the fat odious toad which is Mike Ashley. Hopefully it’s very soon.

  • martoon

    Oct 21, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Mindshaft @7 difficult to argue with any of that. Carroll for Joelinton seemed the obvious substitution. Apart from the reasons you say there was no supply to Carroll.

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 21, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Alright, alright, serious and heartfelt criticism of Rafa upcoming.

    I didn’t like the way he said ‘Come on Toons!’ in his personal blog. Didn’t quite ring right.

    Are you all happy now?



  • boltonmagpie

    Oct 21, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #11

    I have lost all hope!
    Gutted Benitez left.
    Underwhelmed Bruce was given the job.
    Schar will leave for £20m in January. Ben Gibson will come in as his replacement.
    I may watch NUFC v Everton over Christmas-only chance I get to see a live game, so I may be among the 30,000 or so who will be there, unless he (Ashley) gives Everton 20000 tickets
    Relegation beckons and this time we will not come straight back up. Sheff U, Norwich and us will be the 3 playing Championship next season.
    No need for a 60k stadium anymore.
    Ashley has sucked the life out of me, but worse the club is no longer what it was.
    Depressed is not the word.
    I have been lucky enough to live through some great times, but was too young to appreciate the Fairs Cup win so haven’t seen a lot of silverware. Have though witnessed some great games. Left Tyneside in 1981 and never lived there again so mainly watched from afar. What we have now is shambolic.


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