Newcastle United are keen to reward Fabian Schar with a new contract to reflect on his status in the squad.
According to Football Insider, Fabian Schar is in line to receive a new contract at Newcastle United following an impressive season. The £40,000-a-week defensive powerhouse has excelled in his role at the back alongside Sven Botman. The club are eager to reward the Swiss star with a new deal.
Fabian Schar finished the season as one of the most underrated players in the Premier League. When the Saudi takeover concluded, the Swiss international was one of those players deemed surplus to requirements, but Eddie Howe has transferred his game.
Alongside Jacob Murphy, Joelinton, and Sean Longstaff, Schar has become a key part of Howe’s side. He and Sven Botman formed a solid partnership that finished as the division’s joint-best defensive side.
They conceded the lowest amount of goals, tied with Man City, and helped Newcastle United finish in the top four. With Champions League football on the horizon, Howe is keen to strengthen his backline and have a few players on his shortlist.
There are links to Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez, reflecting the need to strengthen with quality ahead of their showdown in Europe. Before that, Howe would like the club to tie up contracts for their existing stars, especially Schar.
The Swiss star earns a reported £40,000 a week in wages, and the club would like to offer him fresh terms. His current deal, which was last renewed in 2022, expires in 2024, meaning Schar can begin pre-contract talks with clubs abroad in January.
Howe will hope it does not come to that and want to keep the £40,000-a-week defensive powerhouse for the longer term. The manager will add another centre-back to his ranks but may not diminish Schar’s role next season, as he considers him an important player.
If the club are to delay proceedings, then there’s the chance for outside clubs to come in and express their interest. Schar will have notable suitors if he becomes available. However, Newcastle hopes to extend his contract on fresh terms that may see a major bump in his weekly wages.