Newcastle United have completed another season successfully in the Premier League and all eyes have turned to the future of manager Rafael Benitez.
An ideal scenario for many Magpies fans is he extends his stay at St James’ Park and is given significant money to spend, but that is still up in the air.
The North East club need to try keep the core group of players they have at the squad over the summer, regardless of who is at the helm next season.
Newcastle have an exceptional defence and some real exciting prospects, but just need a couple more players with attacking quality to help them springboard into the top half of the top-flight table.
Fabian Schar has turned out to be a brilliant signing following his bargain £3million (BBC) arrival last summer.
The 27-year-old defender has looked a class act at the back during his first spell in English football, which is why they need to keep him for the foreseeable future.
He’s chipped in with four goals in his 28 appearances to add some real value going forward and is extremely composed on the ball.
But the Mirror reports that Premier League duo Tottenham and Arsenal could both chase the enforcer’s signature ahead of the summer.
Schar is a ball-playing centre-back that has so much potential and there should be a concern about whether they can keep him.
There cause may not be helped by the Nations League tournament this summer, where the semi-finals and final of the competition will take place.
Schar is set to represent Switzerland against Portugal in one semi-final after they progressed to the final four, while England face Holland in the other.
The defender could see his reputation rise even more if he impresses for Switzerland and perhaps even attract more suitors to him.