Report: Long-term future of Schar under threat, Newcastle boss Bruce looking for ball-playing CB
The long-term future of Newcastle United ace Schar is under question, according to The Athletic.
Schar is currently away from the Switzerland national team where he’s reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. He was part of the Swiss team which dumped out World Cup winners France earlier this week.
He made just 18 appearances for Steve Bruce’s side last season in a campaign hampered by injury. The centre-half missed most of the year with a knee and shoulder problems.
Reports from Germany claimed the ace is keen on a move back to the Bundesliga.
It’s claimed that despite having his contract extended by a year, his future is under question. Bruce is said to be eyeing a move for a ball-playing centre-back.
TBR View: Future of Schar should be questioned amid injury woes with Newcastle
It proves no surprise that the player’s future at the club is under question.
From his inconsistencies to his inability to stay fit, the future of Schar should be questioned amid his Newcastle failures.
Since joining the club in July 2018, the central defender has failed to complete a full season.
The player has suffered more than three issues in each of his three seasons at St James’ Park
Last season was his worst campaign to date as he played just 18 times across all competitions.
And Bruce looking at more centre-back options is also the least surprising move.
Of the 60-year-old’s centre-halves, Federico Fernandez started the most Premier League games, just 24.
Fitness seems to be a real problem for Newcastle, and Schar seems to be one of the issues. A new centre-half could be on his way to the northeast this summer.