Newcastle United news: Fabian Schar extends contract under Eddie Howe - GREAT news!

In today's Newcastle United news - Fabian Schar has extended his St James Park contract under Eddie Howe, which is GREAT news.

Sunderland v Newcastle United - Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Sunderland v Newcastle United - Emirates FA Cup Third Round / Stu Forster/GettyImages
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Much of the Newcastle United news on Monday has centred around the excellent contract extension for Fabian Schar, which sees him put pen to paper to extend his St James Park stay until 2025.

Newcastle United news: Fabian Schar extends contract under Eddie Howe - GREAT news!

Fabian Schar has been a big part of our season so far, as he excellently provided consistency in a back four which was otherwise inconsistent with injury concerns. Playing his best in some truly massive games, including a screamer against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Schar has been pivotal to the trajectory of our season.

Speaking about the contract extension which he pushed for, Eddie Howe described Fabian Schar in the best possible way:

""Since I've come to the football club, he's been a model of consistency and a big part of our success. We're delighted that he's extended his time here.""

Eddie Howe on Fabian Schar

Schar signed for us in 2018 and having plied his trade in the English top flight for six years, he is now looking like one of the best bargains of all time. Costing just £3m, Schar has been a mainstay in the Newcastle back four for most of his time in England and would comfortably walk into most Premier League teams. In many ways, he is a credit to us.

Next on the horizon for Newcastle United is Manchester City, where they look to bounce back their Premier League form. Certainly, they could build on the FA Cup momentum as they smashed their bitter rivals Sunderland by a comfortable scoreline of 3-0, an away trip which Schar himself participated in. Beating Man City at home would feel all the more sweeter, though.

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What do you make of today's Newcastle United news?