Newcastle set to activate the release clause of Deportivo la Coruna defender Fabian Schar

According to Spanish outlet La Voz De Galicia, Newcastle are set to activate the release clause of Deportivo la Coruna defender, Fabian Schar.

Schar’s release clause is said to be just 4 million Euros which cash-strapped Newcastle should be able to afford.

Well travelled centre-back

Schar began his career in Switzerland with FC Wil 1900 for whom he played a total of 56 games, in which he scored nine.

Schar then moved to FC Basel in July of 2012 for an undisclosed fee. He went on to play 114 games for Basel, scoring 15 and assisting eight in that time.

Hoffenheim then bought Schar from Basel in 2015 for a fee of around £3.6 million.

The 26-year-old played 32 games for Hoffenheim, in which he scored one and assisted one.

Schar then joined current club Deportivo la Coruna on 2017 for £2.7 million and has played 27 games for them, scoring two and assisting two.

Rafa Benitez

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez celebrates after winning the Sky Bet Championship Title after the match between Newcastle United and Barnsley at St James’ Park on May 7, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

A great 2017/18 season for Newcastle

When Newcastle United won promotion to the Premier League in 2016/17, many people believed they would struggle to stay up due to the lack of money spent on their squad.

On the surface, Newcastle do not exactly seem blessed with top Premier League talents. However, Rafa Benitez was able to guide what is quite an average Newcastle side to a 10th place finish in the Premier League.

A big part of why Newcastle were able to finish so high in the table was due to the performances of club captain Jamal Lascelles and a few other key players.

Now, however, given Newcastle finished in an impressive 10th place last season, they will need to bring in a few fresh faces in order to improve on their 2017/18 season and Schar could well be one of those new players.

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