The defensive department of the Bordeaux squad needs quality additions this winter.
The latest reports in France suggest that Bordeaux are surprisingly linked with Newcastle United’s Fabian Schar.
The 30-year-old has been with Newcastle since 2018, having signed for the club from Deportivo La Coruña for 4 million euros. His current deal expires in June 2022.
The centre-back has provided one assist in 11 matches this term on all fronts.
The 30-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in Switzerland. His record for Switzerland is impressive. Schar has scored 8 goals in 69 matches for Switzerland at senior level.
Given that his contract is expiring soon and he has not yet signed an extension, the rumors have only heated up in recent weeks.
Vladimir Petković is keen to secure at least one more signing this winter, and Schar could very well be a man under consideration. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this winter.
Bordeaux are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The former Deportivo La Coruña man is often quick to scan the danger and is not shy of getting stuck in with some well-timed tackles to help secure possession back for his side. His arrival would give Bordeaux some much needed tactical flexibility.
According to the report, “Bordeaux are interested in Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar. The 30-year-old is a regular for the Magpies. But with his contract expiring in the summer, The Sun says Bordeaux are hoping to sign the Swiss international. Toon could demand a nominal fee to sell Schar this month. Although with the club mired in a relegation battle, it is unlikely Eddie Howe would let Schar leave.”
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Considering they don’t have a big budget, Bordeaux will have to be smart with the signings in the transfer window.
If Bordeaux can agree on a fee with Newcastle, the deal should be easy to complete.
Good signing for Bordeaux?
If Fabian Schar is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Bordeaux.
The 30-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Bordeaux squad and would be a good buy in the winter transfer window.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Bordeaux.
If Petković sees him as the right man for his side, Bordeaux should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.