OFFICIAL: Newcastle United defender Schar signs new contract

Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar has signed a new two-year contract with Newcastle United.

Char was a regular fixture under Eddie Howe at St James’ Park, playing in 22 of 24 league and cup games under coach Magpies.

“I was pleased with Fabian’s level,” Howe said. “He is the ultimate professional and a very important player in our dressing room.”

“I am happy that he has committed himself to the club. He is very excited about the success in the future and I am happy that he will be a part of our future.”

Char on his new deal

“I am very happy,” the central defender said on the club’s website.

“That’s what I’ve always wanted – to stay here to play at this great club.”

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