April 18, 2024

Newcastle United got even better news on Monday after their derby day triumph.

Fabian Schar has signed a new deal with the club, extending his tenure at St James’ Park until 2025.

His contract was set to expire at the end of the current season, but he will now remain with us until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Schar had hoped for a new deal, and he has now received it. After Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, whose current contract ends in the summer, could be in line for an extension.

It’s great to hear that Schar is sticking put. The Switzerland international has continued to excel in black and white, and has been one of our better performances so far in what has been a volatile season.

His best moment came in the Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain, when his spectacular long-range strike capped an unbelievable 4-1 victory on Tyneside.

 

Newcastle United: Fabian Schar extends contract to 2025 - BBC Sport

 

The 32-year-old is a special talent who has grown dramatically under Eddie Howe. The Toon boss has given Schar a new lease on life in the North East, where he was previously unpopular under Steve Bruce.

But Schar is now at the forefront, and he is thrilled to be staying at Newcastle United – as are his teammates.

Newcastle players like Nick Pope were overjoyed for Fabian Schar.

Following the announcement, Schar took to his official Instagram account to express his excitement at signing a new contract and to thank his fans.

“Absolutely overjoyed to have extended the contract!!” he wrote. I’ve loved every minute of playing for Newcastle since arriving 5 1/2 years ago! I’m really grateful for this opportunity and will do everything I can for black and white until my last day!! “I am excited for everything that is to come!!”

Schar received numerous responses from his Toon teammates.

Sean Longstaff remarked, “Love it handsome.”

Both Matt Targett and Emil Krafth responded, “Well deserved bro.”

And, according to the injured Nick Pope, “3 million pounds never looked so good.”

Fabian Schar was a total steal.

Pope is alluding to the low cost at which Newcastle United acquired Schar in 2018.

To bring him in from Deportivo La Coruna, the Magpies invoked a £3 million release clause, making him an affordable addition to Rafa Benitez’s team.

Not much was expected given the pricing. But fast forward to 2024, and Schar is a crucial member of a team that qualified for the Champions League and reached the Carabao Cup final in 2023.

Schar has been a part of some of the club’s most memorable moments in recent years, and he hopes to make more in black and white now that he has signed a one-year contract extension.

 

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