In a recent report, The Northern Echo stated that Newcastle United centre-back is close to penning a new contract with the Tyneside club. It has been stated the Swiss talent is close to commiting his future to the Magpies.
Schar’s Solid Run Of Form In Premier League Football
Schar is having another solid campaign at the Tyneside club as he has managed to put in a run of impressive displays at the centre of their backline. The 31-year-old has participated in 11 matches for the Magpies this season in various competitions.
The Swiss talent has been a reliable performer when defending inside half based on his average of 1.3 tackles, 0.8 interceptions and 3.4 clearances per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even taken care of the ball when distributing possession from the back after completing 85.8% of his attempted passes in the English first division (stats via whoscored).
Schar is under contract at St. James’ Park until next summer. Thus, it is only logical for Newcastle to tie him down to a new, long-term deal.
Schar Is Close To Penning A New Contract At Newcastle United: Good Move For Both Parties?
Schar is a solid tackler of the ball and can scan the danger quickly to secure the ball back for his side inside his half. He is not shy of clearing the danger when needed and can even play his way out from the back.
Schar is currently one of the first names in Eddie Howe’s teamsheet. Hence, it is only logical for Newcastle to give him a new contract so that they an secure his long-term future at the club.
At 31, Schar has still got a few good years left in him to play at his best. Thus, it is only fair to him if the Magpies keep hold of him beyond next summer.
Schar could help the Magpies earn a top-four spot in the Premier League once again this season and maybe even contend for a major trophy in the coming years. Hence, his contract extension would be a good move for both the player and the Tyneside club as they look to taste more success together in the not-too-distant future.