The 27-year-old has been key to the Magpies’ recent upturn in form
Arsenal and Tottenham are set to battle it out to sign Newcastle defender Fabian Schar, according to reports.
The Switzerland international has been a hit on Tyneside since joining in a £3million deal from Deportivo La Coruna last summer.
Fabian Schar has been in impressive form for Newcastle this season
Schar has played a crucial role in Newcastle’s recent upturn in form, scoring three times in five successive Premier League home wins.
His stunning strike in a 2-0 victory over Burnley won him the February goal of the month award.
The Mirror claim Schar’s form has caught the eye of Arsenal and Tottenham.
The Gunners reportedly monitored the 27-year-old during his time at Basel – and they have been impressed by his adjustment to English football.
Fabian Schar has been a bargain buy for Newcastle
Unai Emery’s side are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements after conceding 39 league goals this season.
Meanwhile, Toby Alderweireld’s Tottenham future remains uncertain, despite the club triggering a one-year extension clause in his contract earlier this year.
In January, Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez admitted Schar was not the club’s first-choice transfer target.
He said: “I knew him when he was at Basel, but also when he was at Deportivo La Coruna.
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“I have some friends there and they told me about the (relegation) release clause, and we started analysing things.
“I would be lying if I said he was always the first target, but we knew he could come in and help. We knew he had experience and had some quality on the ball, especially with his right foot.
“He has done really well. We have some really good centre-backs.”