NEWCASTLE UNITED fans have been told fans’ favourite defender Fabian Schar has no thoughts about leaving St James’ Park because of the relationship he has with those in the stands.

The Magpies are considering whether to open talks with the Swiss defender over a new deal after entering the final two years of his contract.

And Schar has admitted that he is not thinking about making an exit at this stage, despite being heavily linked with clubs such as Arsenal and Tottenham in the summer.

“I stopped doing things (looking at moves) like that, I have experienced too much for that. I know how fast everything can change. You never know what happens,” said Schar.

“At the moment I am very happy. I am relatively easy to satisfy: If it is good club, I am happy. Last summer was the first in a couple of years that I did not have to think about where to play now and what happens next and that felt good.”

Schar arrived from Deportivo la Coruna in the summer of last year after Newcastle triggered a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave for £3m.

That has proven to be a bargain buy. Not only has he excelled defensively after winning his place in the team, he has also contributed with a few goals too and that has helped win over the Tyneside support.

“I do not like to talk about my position, but of course I feel that it was a good year for me,” he said. “The fact that I have consistently brought a good level of performance over a season has been recognised in the club and by the fans.

“I have a lot of support from them and that’s nice and I notice that my standing in the team has changed. I think it is recognised (here) that I have delivered good performances. Over time, you sense that counts for something.”

Schar, speaking on international duty ahead of Saturday’s Euro qualifier in Denmark, is a clever man and is studying for a Bachelors in Business Administration as he plans for life after professional football. He passed his last set of exams during the close season in Winterthur, near Zurich.

“I’m been studying business for a couple of years,” said Schar, in an interview in Switzerland. “In the beginning it was different when I left Wil to join FC Basel. In Wil, I had been working in a bank and could not really imagine how overwhelming football is. I feel very much at home in football - but I know that there are other things in life.

“The degree will not hurt for later. But it is important to me that there is something else besides football and that I can challenge my head.”

Schar was excellent in keeping Manchester United at bay to help Newcastle win 1-0. Matty Longstaff scored the winner that day and England Under-21s coach Aidy Boothroyd has confirmed he is monitoring the midfielder’s progress.