When Federico Fernandez signed, no one imaged he would have this sort of impact.

The defender arrived on transfer deadline day, as Rafa Benitez looked for reinforcements following the injury to Florian Lejeune.

Fernandez arrived from Swansea on the back of a relegation, much like a lot of Newcastle’s summer signings. But ever since his debut, the Argentinian has been an inspirational figure.

(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Fernandez has to be named player of the month

As November comes to an end, Newcastle have a 100% record.

They’ve won three games out of three, as they begin to distance themselves from the relegation zone.

While players like Ki Sung-yueng and Salomon Rondon have been key to the resurgence, no one has had a bigger impact than Fernandez.

The defender barely put a foot wrong all month, despite playing in three different systems. He partnered Jamaal Lascelles, then it was Fabian Schar he was alongside. On Monday night, he was the central defender in a back three/five.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Regardless of his surroundings, Fernandez has been a composed figure, proving he has what it takes to be a Newcastle player.

He’s cool in possession, and strong in the tackle. He even created a goal, with his shot against Burnley deflecting off Ben Mee to give the Magpies the lead.

At the end of every month, Newcastle will name their personal player of the month. The award simply has to go to Fernandez. While the Premier League award will probably go to someone else, Fernandez can be safe in the knowledge that he is now a key component in the North East.

(Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Related Topics