“We have taken another step forward in our squad planning with the signing of Fabian Schär,” said Alexander Rosen. Much like with the signing of Jonathan Schmid, who has joined from SC Freiburg, the club have been able to acquire another player who, according to TSG’s director of football, fits the club’s profile perfectly. “Schär’s build-up play is very good and he is someone who has already been able to gain international experience at a young age, yet still has plenty of potential,” explained Rosen.
Fabian Schär, who has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs, is confident that Hoffenheim will provide him with the perfect conditions to develop further: “There is a young, ambitious team here and a perfect infrastructure.” The Switzerland international said it was “no secret” that he was happy to move abroad, and Alexander Rosen is delighted that Schär has chosen TSG as his preferred destination. “For him to sign for Hoffenheim is certainly confirmation of the great work we are doing here,” said the 36-year-old.
After working his way through the youth setup of his hometown club FC Wil, Fabian Schär moved from their first team to FC Basel 1893 in July 2012. He has featured in 110 competitive games for the Swiss giants, scoring 15 goals. The 6’1’’ defender’s final appearance for the club will come on Sunday, when Basel take on FC Sion in the domestic cup final. Schär was in Switzerland’s squad at the 2014 World Cup and has won twelve caps for the senior national team so far (5 goals). He also played two matches for his country at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.