According to the Chronicle, Rafa Benitez has now sanctioned a loan move for Elias Sorensen, with him looking set to sign for one of Oxford Utd, Blackpool, Gateshead or Hartlepool ‘next week’.
The 19-year-old striker has been away on international duty this week – where he scored his 20th goal of the season on his debut for Denmark U-21’s – but it seems he’ll be going out on loan soon after he returns.
A move to either Oxford or Blackpool would see him playing League One football over the second half of the season, where as a move to Gateshead or Hartlepool would mean a spell in the National League in the fifth tier of English football.
Here’s a snippet from the Chronicle’s latest piece on the in-form Dane, confirming that he’ll go out on loan this month:
‘Newcastle United will decide which club has won the race to sign Elias Sorensen next week.
‘Oxford United are the latest club to enquire about the Danish youngster but have Blackpool, Hartlepool and Gateshead for company in their bid to take him on loan until the end of the season.
‘Sorensen is currently on international duty with Denmark Under-21s but will learn his next move soon.’
He’s currently the top scorer in the Premier League 2, having bagged 19 goals in all competitions at club level this season, so now feels like the right time for him to test himself at senior level.
Many will hope to see him sign for League One clubs Oxford or Blackpool, feeling he’s ready to play at a relatively high level, however a move to either would only make sense if we’re confident he’ll get consistent game time.
Good luck to the lad. Hopefully he finds the move that’s right for him and come back a better player – just as Sean Longstaff did after his impressive spell in League One last season.