Newcastle United have completed the signing of defender Fabian Schar from Deportivo La Coruna.
The Switzerland international has agreed a three-year deal with Rafa Benitez’s side and arrives for an undisclosed fee.
“I’m not like a typical defender," Schar told the club's official website of his playing style.
"I of course defend, but I’m quite good with the ball, I like to play. I want to build up the game from behind and I think that is a strength of mine.
"I have also scored some headers – that could also be a strength and hopefully I can use it here."
Schar is a centre-back who scored two goals and provided two assists in 25 appearances in LaLiga last season.
The 26-year-old been capped 42 times by Switzerland and played three matches at the FIFA 2018 World Cup as they progressed to the round of 16.