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.”



  • Paul Patterson

    That’ll be him off then.
    He could go to the Championship and get double what he’s asking for..

    • We should be offering better terms. 1500 a week seams low, for someone who scored 18 goals so far and has trained with the first team.
      Should probably be 4-5k a week.

      • Kev Newcastle England

        Embarrassing offer

  • Tweed Mag

    He looks a natural goal scorer. Give him a reason to stay. We have paid a fortune to others on long contracts and made them millionaires. And they were useless.

  • JohnnyH

    Typical
    You’ve got to pay the market rate.

  • DeadToiler

    Mike will be happy to take the compensation

  • Philippines

    How much did spud face Rooney get per week?

  • East Durham Mag

    The kid probably has something Fatty, Penfold and co will never understand. It’s called ambition and wanting to be as successful as possible. Good luck to him.

  • Christopher Smeaton

    An extra grand a week!?!? There goes the January transfer kitty.

    • Toontaff

      That’s why they moved the Blackburn cup tie – 50k – pays his extra wages!

  • Andy Mac

    Number 17,487 in the “You couldn’t make it up” stories in the Fatman era 🙄

  • Chris-Chapple

    A 19 year old knocking goals in all over the place and they offer him
    1.5k a week, wonder who thought that one up, at 2.5k he is a real bargain.

  • 1957

    He will be sold off along with Woodman in the summer and the funds used to loan a journeyman for a season, whether the manager goes or stays.

    He should be in the first team squad and probably on the bench instead of Spanish superstar the Hoss. It’s unlikely we’ll see that, Benitez has complete faith in his banjo carrying countryman’s ability.

  • Foggy

    You have to wonder why Rafa hasn’t used him for the last twenty minutes one or twice. Can he really be any worse than Joselu? I mean FFS. Come on Rafa, shake the bag you might be surprised and can it really get any worse for Christ’s sake?

  • robbersdog

    I’m surprised that Ashley has offered him £1,500 a week; he probably thought that he could get Sorensen to sign in exchange for a £5 House of Fraser gift voucher and some Sports Direct socks.

  • wheyayeman

    Why should he stay on a sinking ship which hasn’t produced a first team player in years? He’s proved himself amongst the most useless academy in world and now he has some ambition and ability he needs to jump ship! And who can blame him? He’s almost guaranteed not to develop if he stays here. He can come back when fattys gone but it will cost us!

  • Colin Brumwell

    Who can blame him, theres no chance of him getting a game at first team level so he might as well go to where he might, he cannot be any worse than Joselu

    • 1957

      Not giving youth a chance was probably the one criticism Liverpool supporters had of Benitez. There weren’t any young players produced, let alone became established, during his time there.

      He prefers to have hard working experienced journeyman as back up to his first choice players.

      • Mrkgw

        I have heard rumour that he doesnt necessarily favour domestic talent which if founded, is a shame as there is a balance to be struck.

      • Sickandtired

        Their academy was already drying up and went downhill when Heighway left. Those running it (Hamberg & Elias) were nothing to do with Benitez and he got rid of them in 2009.

  • Peaky

    The lad needs a big club with ambition like Bournemouth,Brighton or Wolves….

    FATTWAT OUT…!!!

    • Chris-Chapple

      do you not mean a Fatwa 😁

  • Mrkgw

    Sorry to say it but another case of a forward player being ‘Rafa’d’. I dont want us to lose Benitez but his persistence with Joselu beggars belief. This is a young lad obliterating expectations and is currently top of his game. Who wants to play for a Manager that quite spitefully keeps you out of the picture?

    • Paul Patterson

      You don’t bring a young lad into a relegation battling side. He doesn’t need that pressure..

      • Mrkgw

        You do when the alternative is dire. We are desperate and if his form is such that he can bag a few goals then all well and good. Lets face it, the emergence each and every time of Joselu from the bench gives us nothing whatsoever. I’d sooner see Sorensen make a name for himself. At 18, he is old enough to break through.

      • 5floorshigh

        so at what age would you consider bringing a player into a relegation battling side ? just trying to work out which older first teamers look as tho they are handling the pressure !

      • Billmag

        And definitely not at home because if the the lad makes one bad pass he will soon here the moans and groans.

    • Sickandtired

      Lone striker in a poor struggling team is not an environment in which a youngster is likely to thrive.

      • Mrkgw

        Disagree – we need the lad and the risk is totally worth taking (not intending to sound blunt). 100%.

        • Chris-Chapple

          I would try him on the bench at home

          • 5floorshigh

            I would try him on the pitch

        • Sickandtired

          Your opinion. He’s scoring because the youngsters have a decent team. He’s not going to have anywhere near the same impact when running around on his own starved of opportunities.

          • Kev Newcastle England

            Give him a chance.We have worst set of strikers since Rafferty/Shinton….Reilly,then Anderrson.

      • 5floorshigh

        what ? like the way Hoss is thriving – think all ppl are suggesting is that he could be worth a shout over Hoss

        • Sickandtired

          Silly argument. Hoss is [email protected] as we all know. Taking a young lad from the highs of banging in goals in a decent team, to running around on his own is not something I suspect he’s ready for. It’s hardly like he’s built like Rondon either.

  • 5floorshigh

    given our under investment in the first team you would think any promising reserve/youth team players would be in with a shout but it never seems to be the case – as already mentioned, Sorensen well worth a shout over Hoss, and maybe Roberts worth a shout over Atsu/Ritchie – come on Rafa show some faith and get them involved, if they are the real deal they will adapt and develop and offer fresh options.

    • justchampion

      Same was said of armstrong but he didn’t cut it.

      • 5floorshigh

        so we dismiss any young talent showing promise coz the last one didn’t cut it ?

  • Coble’s Retrun

    Scouts and U21 coaches from around England and beyond will be watching this kid. Of course it is impossible to say with any certainty how he would convert his obvious talent at that level to first team football. I get the calls to at least try him in place of Joselu, but that is one hell of a call for a manager to make when we are far from safe from the drop. You would have him on the bench though to blood him if the opportunity arose.

    One thing is certain – if we don’t at least demonstrate that we value him, some other club will. An extra £50k per year seems like a drop in the ocean to retain a player who looks like he could be the real deal.

  • Wor Lass

    Could be another piece of evidence – as if it was necessary – that the Fat Barsteward knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

  • Sickandtired

    A budding centre forward who wants to be paid (even in a better deal) less than Lee Charnley. Umm, let me think who we need more and who may be worth those wages….

    • Paul Patterson

      Yeah, but the second any player wants a fair deal at this club they are flogged. He will go to an average but ambitious Championship club and get around £6k a week. Good luck to the lad.

  • Chris-Chapple

    we have a £9m striker sitting on the bench every week, what is that all about

    • HarryHype59

      It could be because Rafa thinks he’s not up to EPL standard as he was signed by Charnley!

  • TeessideMag

    Gone are the days of giving the youth a chance. Remember Rooney coming through at 16, James milner, James Vaughan, Sterling.. Saying that, Liverpool are still bringing them through… Shame

  • Rich Lawson

    Two and a half k seems very reasonable compared to what we’re paying some of the shot shy 1st teamers ? Give the boy his money and start him against Blackburn and see what he can do.

  • Vodkamagpie

    He deserves a chance, fans deserve a chance to see him play, why not ????

    • 1ewis

      Just need to send him out on loan to a championship level club or league one club. We can assess if he is good enough from there. It’s a relegation battle this season, again, not in the mood for risks.

      Either that, or he can play for us in the championship next season.

      • Mr_Kinnear

        So which of the prolific NUFC strikers are you concerned he will replace? Give the lad a chance.

  • Geordiegiants

    How many young kids have come through, got to this level and done nothing. The expectation on this kid is far to high.

  • Kneebotherm8

    75k a year offered?…….surely the kid is worth at least 150k,the same as we pay the bungling idiot we’ve got doing the administration …..🤓🤓

  • FatParosite

    Cheap is as cheap does…..

  • nufcslf

    I wouldn’t sign any contract with sh*t run tacky outfit neither. Good choice and all the best to the lad at a proper football club.

  • Cushty lad

    Probably been tapped up & soon to be at everton

  • 100% MAGS

    we should give him a game against blackburn i know this lad is going to be big in the future for sure 14 goals in 12 apps that is crazy for a lad of his age keep it up elias son