In an official statement on Friday morning, Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of Elias Fritjof Sorensen.

The deal was rumoured in recent days and now NUFC have landed the player who became HB Koge’s youngest ever debutant in the Danish first division last season.

Turning 17 next month, the striker will initially join up with Newcastle’s Academy set-up.

Having been described in reports as a ‘Danish Wonderkid’ in recent days, best of luck to the player in living up to that tag!

Newcastle United Official Statement

Newcastle United have signed Danish teenager Elias Fritjof Sorensen on a scholarship.

The 16-year-old forward became HB Køge’s youngest ever debutant when he came off the bench in a Danish first division game against Silkeborg IF last season, and has made a total of five appearances for the Svanerne (the Swans), all as a substitute.

He has represented his country at under-17 level and, having been regularly involved at under-17 level for HB Køge last term, will be based at United’s Little Benton Academy.

“It’s a big, big moment for me and I’m very glad to sign with this Club,” said Sørensen, who will turn 17 next month.

“I hope I’ll progress as quickly as possible but first, I will concentrate on developing as a player.

“I’m still very young but I have high hopes for the future.”