NUFC announce exits for 2 players – One heads to Holland & the other joins Championship side

Newcastle United have confirmed that Dan Barlaser has completed a permanent move to Rotherham, with U-23 star Elias Sorensen also joining Dutch side Almere City a season-long loan.

Starting with Barlaser, this sees the Academy product’s 14-year spell on Tyneside come to an end, with Bruce accepting that, at 23, he had to leave in order to play regularly at senior level.

The Gateshead-born midfielder will now get that in the form of newly-promoted Championship side Rotherham, who’ve been desperate to re-sign him after a hugely impressive loan spell with the Millers in 2019/20.

Here’s what Bruce has told following his move to Yorkshire:

“I wish Dan the very, very best of luck,”

“He had a wonderful loan spell last year. He’s got to an age where I think he needs to play, and I hope he goes and has a wonderful career.

“He’s been with us since he was nine years old and I wish him the best of luck.”

On the plus side, The Chronicle report that we have a 50% sell-on clause inserted in the deal, meaning we’ll receive a hefty fee should he impress and seal a big-money move in years to come.

Elsewhere, Danish talent Elias Sorensen has departed in what can only be described as an ‘interesting’ loan move.

A loan move in itself makes sense, but a drop down to the second tier of Dutch football perhaps shows how much he’s struggled to kick on since that prolific season at U-23 level a few years ago.

After awful spells with Blackpool and Carlisle in recent seasons, let’s hope Sorensen has much more joy out in Holland!

He clearly needs a confidence boost and regular minutes at senior level, so it’ll be interesting to see how he gets on with a side looking to gain promotion to the Eredivisie.

Good luck to both!

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “NUFC announce exits for 2 players – One heads to Holland & the other joins Championship side

  1. Pleased for Barlaser coz he deserves regular first team football. But there’s another one of our youngsters sold without being given a proper crack at the first team.

    We face another in Ivan Toney in the next round of the cup. He’s hoping that one doesn’t bite us.


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