Elias Sorensen has turned down a new deal with Newcastle United according to a report on Tuesday.
The 19 year old striker has been in astonishing form this season, scoring 18 goals already for the second string.
The reserves played on Monday night and won 2-1 against the Norwich City Under 23s but the Dane didn’t get on the scoresheet for once, though he still has 14 goals in his last 12 appearances.
The promising forward is reported in a ‘Sun Exclusive‘ (don’t shoot the messenger!) to have turned down a new three year contract at £1,500 a week.
The newspaper says their information is that the 19 year old wants at least £2,500 a week before he signs an extension.
His current deal comes to an end in the summer.
Signed as a 16 year back in August 2016 (see below), he will have been at the club three seasons when we get to the end of this current one.
The reserve side are in great form and now have 10 wins and one draw in their last 12 matches (all competitions) but surely in January the likes of Elias Sorensen, winger Callum Roberts and central midfielder Sean Longstaff will all go out on loan to get football at a higher level, in order for them to progress.
You would imagine that any doubts over signing an extension will be overcome by Newcastle United, especially when the sums being talked about are a pittance, especially in today’s mad world of English football.
If the worst happened and Elias Sorensen did force a move in the summer, Newcastle United would then be entitled to development compensation from any new club he signed for.
Newcastle United Official Statement – 12 August 2016:
‘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.”