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Swiss media confirm Fabian Schar contract extension as talk about Premier League dominance

5 months ago
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Fabian Schar is now committed to Newcastle United until 30 June 2022.

In an interview with Swiss media, confirmation that the club have triggered the one year contract extension that was in the deal when he signed from Deportivo La Coruna.

One of Rafa’s many excellent budget signings, especially defensive ones (Dubravka £4m, Fernandez £6m, Manquillo £4m, Clark £5m), Fabian Schar cost only £3m back in summer 2017 when he signed a three year contract, which also included this one year extension option for NUFC.

Despite the failure of the appeal against his red card, Fabian Schar telling Blick he is still happy to be back fully fit and is looking forward to Euro 2020 this summer. It is exactly five weeks until Switzerland kick off their first group game against Wales on Saturday 12 June.

As a Swiss international playing in the Premier League, Fabian Schar is big news back home and Blick have asked his opinion on the seemingly ever growing strength of the Premier League, shown to significant effect in this season’s European competitions.

There is more money in English football than any other league in Europe and in terms of how the TV funds are allocated, it is actually fairer than any other league in terms of the difference between what the top and bottom club in the Premier League gets each season.

Fabian Schar pointing to that as the reason why ‘the quality in the league is unbelievably high.’

As for the Champions League final, Schar sees Man City as by far the most likely winners, describing them as ‘The most unpleasant opponent, the best team in the world.’

Fabian Schar talking to Blick:

“Sure, there is a lot of money available (in the Premier League).

“But now it is being used intelligently by the clubs, the quality in the league is unbelievably high.

“And it’s all balanced, even if Manchester City marches out front this year. 

“They (Manchester City) are top-notch from front to back.

“The most unpleasant opponent, the best team in the world.

“You practically never see the ball, it is difficult to get hold of the ball. And when you have it, they’ll press against you.

“And if you run after the ball for 90 minutes, at some point you will be exhausted and then make the mistake.

“It will also be difficult for Chelsea (in the Champions League final), even if they show a different side under Thomas Tuchel and are defensively stable.”

Blick:

‘And what about himself? Newcastle have triggered the option (one year contract extension), the contract (now) runs until 2022. His return after knee surgery ended abruptly with a red card against Arsenal.’

Fabian Schar:

“I’m still happy to be back.

“I’m fit and in a good mood and I’m really looking forward to the European Championships.”

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