Newcastle United have announced that centre-back Fabian Schar has signed a new two-year deal at the club.
The Switzerland defender was out of contract in the summer and 90min revealed in March that talks over a new deal had been planned amid interest domestically and abroad.
And Newcastle confirmed on Friday morning that Schar has put pen to paper on a fresh two-year contract at St James’ Park.
“I’m absolutely delighted. It’s what I always wanted – to stay here to play for this unbelievable club,” Schar told Newcastle’s website.
“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.”
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Manager Eddie Howe, who has played Schar for every minute in all but two of his games in charge on Tyneside this season, 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.”