Newcastle United will love key man’s four-word response on his future amid hidden contract clause

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Newcastle United will love Fabian Schar’s stance on his future.

Fabian Schar hopes to finish his career at Newcastle United after revealing his love for the club. The Switzerland international first moved to St James’ Park from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna for a bargain £3million.

During the opening three seasons of his Magpies’ career, Schar battled Premier League relegation and looked to be heading towards the exit door after falling out of favour under Steve Bruce at the start of the 2021-22 campaign.

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However, the appointment of Eddie Howe in November 2021 has overseen an incredible transformation. Schar has been a regular under the former Bournemouth boss and played a key role as Newcastle have rapidly progressed from relegation candidate to beating Paris Saint-Germain on the Champions League stage.

Schar is out of contract this summer but is set to remain at the club amid reports that there is an option for a one-year extension. And the 31-year-old is keen on the idea of finishing his career at Newcastle.

“I would love to,’ he said. “You have said what the situation is, I have said now much I love the club and how much I want to be here, so I don’t have to say anything else.

“There was a time when I was thinking about what could happen [leaving]. I was in a difficult situation, I did not know if the club was still there for me, that they still want me. But as soon as the new manager came in, I thought ‘this is my chance’. Since then everything has changed.

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“Probably not, no, to be honest. At that stage, I wouldn’t even think about it [playing in the Champions League]. We were in a different stage. I played the first three or four years at Newcastle we were fighting relegation, which is very different. This makes it even better to still be at this club that I love.

This is the best time of my career, playing in the best league. I feel like this is my second home. I have been here over five years. I feel really confident. The city and the club gave me a lot and I want to give something back. To see the fans, these good times, they deserve.”

Newcastle face Borussia Dortmund this evening where Schar will line up in the centre of defence alongside Jamaal Lascelles.

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