Newcastle ready to start the negotiations on a new contract with 31-year-old defender

Fabian Schar, Newcastle United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Fabian Schar, Newcastle United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) /

Eddie Howe and Newcastle United want to extend the contract of Fabian Schar who is entering the last 12 months in his current contract on an urgent basis.

Nobody can deny the role Fabian Schar played last season in helping Eddie Howe’s men get over the line many times in crunch games. By doing so, he helped propel Newcastle United to become one of the prominent names in European football. When a club plays in the Champions League, it becomes easy to attract big players to that club. Newcastle’s board and the manager know the important role Fabian Schar played for them.

However, he is in the final year of his current contract with the Magpies and Eddie Howe would want to keep the Swiss defender in his squad. Schar has been a key part of Newcastle’s resilient defence. In the last three games he played for Newcastle, in all those games, the Magpies were able to keep a clean sheet. This shows how important Fabian Schar is to the Magpies and why it is important for Eddie Howe to have his contract extended beyond this season.

Without any doubt, under Eddie Howe, Fabian Schar has improved his game a lot. It is also true that with Schar in the back, Eddie Howe could look to strengthen other positions in his squad. The 31-year-old Swiss defender is in his prime and Newcastle wants to ensure that their main defender does not leave the club as a free-agent next summer. That is why they are very keen on extending the contract of their defender.

According to Football Insider, Newcastle is set to table a new contract for Fabian Schar and the Magpies want their main defender to accept the deal. The length of his new contract is still unknown but it will be an important contract for both Schar and Newcastle.

Does Fabian Schar deserve a new contract from the Magpies?