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Newcastle sign Swiss defender Schar
Switzerland defender Fabian Schar has signed a three-year deal with Newcastle United. — Reuters pic LONDON, July 26 ― Newcastle United have signed Switzerland defender Fabian Schar from Deportivo La Coruna on a three-year deal, the Premier League club said today.British media reported Newcastle activated a £3 million (RM16 million) release clause in the 26-year-old's contract with the Spanish club.Schar made 25 appearances for Deportivo in La Liga last season, having moved to Spain from Hoffenheim a year ago.“I hope to start training with the team soon and I'm looking forward to everything that’s coming,” he said in a statement. “At the moment, I just want to get started.”Schar featured in three of Switzerland's four World Cup matches in Russia, helping his team progress from the group stage, before missing their last-16 defeat by Sweden through suspension.The ball-playing centre-back becomes the Newcastle's fourth recruit in the close season window as manager Rafa Benitez continues to operate on a tight budget.Newcastle, who finished 10th in the league last season, begin their new campaign against Tottenham Hotspur on August 11. ― Reuters [...]
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