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We asked fans who has been the Newcastle United signing of the season – Very interesting results

2 years ago
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On Friday we asked the question: ‘Who has been your Newcastle United signing of the season?’

Rafa Benitez has brought nine players in total into the club this season.

Seven in the summer 2018 transfer window and then two arriving at Newcastle in January 2019.

Last summer we saw the following arrive: Yoshinori Muto, Kenedy (loan), Martin Dubravka, Federico Fernandez, Salomon Rondon (loan), Fabian Schar, Ki Sung-yeung. Then in January: Antonio Barreca (loan), Miguel Almiron.

An interesting one because no doubt fans are saying it depends on this or that but we simply asked what was your gut reaction to the question?

Final result (percentages rounded up or down to nearest whole number):

39% Fabian Schar

27% Martin Dubravka

24% Salomon Rondon

6% Miguel Almiron

2% Federico Fernandez

1% Antonio Barreca

1% Ki Sung-yeung

0% Kenedy

0% Yoshinori Muto

As you can see, three players absolutely dominate.

Martin Dubravka and Salomon Rondon have been excellent at either end of the pitch but it is Fabian Schar who is at the very top.

It took a while for him to get a proper chance but since he has become established in the starting eleven, the defender has proved a real asset.

In the 17 games Fabian Schar has featured in, Newcastle have gained 28 points. In the 12 matches where he hasn’t played, NUFC have picked up a measly three points.

To top it off, Schar has scored three excellent goals since the turn of the year, with the 30 yarder against Burnley named February’s Premier League goal of the month yesterday.

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