Newcastle United paid Deportivo La Coruna £3m to sign central defender Fabian Schar during the summer transfer window.
When considering the state of the current market, £3m for an individual who has played more than 40 times for Switzerland is an absolute snip.
The 26-year-old has made three appearances for the Magpies this term, and despite not yet being on the winning side, the club’s supporters have been encouraged by his form.
Schar was not involved in Newcastle’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend, and he will have to get used to being rotated out of the team at certain points.
However, the centre-back has made a positive start to his career in English football.
The Newcastle fans have seen their team lose three of their first four matches of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign, but many feel that Schar will be a positive signing.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s supporters can be seen below:
Caught the eye at Forest. Fantastic distribution with a few accurate diagonals that got the winger behind the fullback.
— Jim (@JimGeordie) September 3, 2018
I’ve been impressed with him so far. Big shame that he was penalised for his tackle (which I still think was good and fair) against Chelsea. Was obviously a bit doubtful before he’d played, but I think he’ll provide us with good cover with Lejeune out.
— Scott Johnson #24 (@SAJtoonfan) September 3, 2018
Started better than Lejeune did. It’ll be interesting to see whether he progresses as quickly as him too
— Antek Czujwid (@B_Annan71) September 3, 2018
Don’t let Ashley see this. He’ll be off in the winter.
— Shane Kearley #IfRafaGoesWeGo (@srkearley) September 3, 2018
Yep, if it weren’t for having that clause we’d have been looking a Lejune-like money for him.
— Stu (@Sushimonster85) September 3, 2018
He will adapt.Watched him before we signed him for a while.Excellent threat from set pieces,excellent distribution when bringing the ball out,seemed to me he should be a old fashioned sweeper or just in front of the back three but what do I know.
— Andy Hislop (@andyhislop1) September 3, 2018