What Eddie Howe said about Fabian Schar’s new contract at Newcastle United

Fabian Schar has signed a new contract at Newcastle United.

Fabian Schar has committed his future to Newcastle United - signing a new two-year deal on Tyneside.

The Switzerland international, who joined from Deportivo de La Coruna in 2018, was out-of-contract at the end of the campaign.

However, after becoming a regular under Eddie Howe - missing just two out of 24 matches - the 30-year-old has landed a new contract.

What Fabian Schar said on his new deal

Schar said: “I’m absolutely delighted. It’s what I always wanted - to stay here to play for this unbelievable club.

“Since my first day in Newcastle, I felt so comfortable; it’s like a second home and now to stay here for some more years, I’m delighted.”

What Eddie Howe said on Schar’s new deal

Howe added: “I’ve been delighted with Fabian’s form. He is the ultimate professional and a hugely important player in our dressing room.

“I’m delighted he has committed himself to the club. He is very driven for future success and I’m pleased he will be a part of our future.”

Schar’s time on Tyneside so far

Schar is two short of 100 appearances for Newcastle after being signed by Rafa Benitez for £3million in 2018.

Under previous head coach Steve Bruce, the defender often struggled for game time but since Howe’s arrival, he has become almost ever-present - forming a partnership with Jamaal Lascelles and then January signing Dan Burn.

“Fabian is someone, as I’ve said before, I’ve always admired,” Howe said previously.

“He is a really good footballing centre-back. The most important thing for me is that he has defended very well. He is another one that is trained really well.”

While others are facing uncertain futures at St James’ Park this summer, Schar will be staying put.

Paul Dummett and Sean Longstaff are the only first team players to be out of contract at the end of the season.