Elias Sorensen has now agreed a new contract with Newcastle United.

Last month it was reported that the 19 year old had turned down a three year extension to his current one that was due to run out in the summer.

It was claimed Newcastle had offered £1,500 a week but the striker was holding out for £2,500, after being disappointed with NUFC’s opening offer.

Today’s official announcement sees Elias Sorensen agree to a three year extension, meaning he is contracted now until summer 2022.

With 19 goals already this season, the Danish forward will be hoping he can move onto 20 goals and beyond, when he and the other Newcastle United Under 21s take on the Sunderland first team.

Newcastle United official announcement:

Teenage striker ​Elias Sørensen has signed a new contract with Newcastle United after hitting 19 goals in the first half of the season for the Magpies’ second string.

The Dane has agreed a three-and-a-half year deal – with the club holding an option to extend the deal further – after moving to the top of the Premier League 2 division two scoring charts with his goal against Sunderland last week.

Sørensen has also scored in all four of Newcastle’s Checkatrade Trophy ties this term, and is set to wear the number nine shirt in Tuesday night’s Northern Section quarter-final against Sunderland’s first team at the Stadium of Light.

The 19-year-old joined Newcastle from HB Køge in the summer of 2016, having become the Danish side’s youngest ever debutant when he came off the bench in a First Division game against Silkeborg IF.

Sørensen told NUFC TV: “It means a lot – I’ve worked hard for it over the last three years or so and I’m delighted to sign with such a massive club.

“I think I’ve done well this season and when you do well, you get your rewards. I work hard in training every day and it paying off is just massive.”

The Mag – 11 December 2018

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.”

  • Steven05

    That’s his transfer fee up then


  • Mrkgw

    That wage increase will be the sum of Rafa’s transfer budget. Glad nonetheless to see Sorensen signing the extension and its a glint of good news amongst grim times for the club.

  • Tommy

    He may get a first team chance by he`s 30, if he`s lucky that is.
    or PSG buy Perez and Joselu.

    • Carverlier football

      He’ll get plenty of first team opportunities in the Championship…

      • Tommy

        Not if Joselu and Perez are still here he won`t

        • Billmag

          Listen I’m no Perez fan but are you seriously saying an untried in the Premiership 19 year old is better than him.?

          • Kenny

            I think he`s pulling your plonker Bill

          • molend

            Sir Alf Ramsay to Gerry Francis: ‘If you don’t play to my instructions I’ll pull you off at half time’.
            Francis: ‘That’s very nice, Alf. At QPR we just get an orange’.

  • Paul Patterson

    Yey. Now get him starting away at Blackburn ..

    • Tommy

      He should have been on the bench on Saturday

      • Billmag

        Truthfully have you seen the boy play.??

        • BigHairyDog

          He will play tomorrow against Sunderland, if he scores the pressure will be immense for him to get into 1st team.

          • Billmag

            We will see it’s a big jump for the boy but if he has potential by all means bring him on for the last 20 minutes.

  • robbersdog

    Isn’t it sad that this is the best bit of NUFC news we’ve had for ages? It’s almost like Ashley is tossing us a few crumbs of comfort, but he won’t let us eat at the big table where all the well run clubs are feasting.

    Newcastle fans are like Oliver Twist in the workhouse; we get fed on thin gruel, and we’re supposed to be grateful for it.

    • HarryHype59

      Whilst the fat work house owner, gorges on the £100 m plus TV money.

  • 1957

    We have to hope Benitez will now give the boy a start against Blackburn and a place on the bench for league games instead of persevering with the (cart) Hoss. I suppose in the end it will depend on how well Sorensen trains and follows instructions… he might struggle with the ‘don’t score’ one our banjo swinging Spanish superstar is so good with.

    Will Sorensen get a chance, probably not under Benitez, who historically prefers experienced journeyman as back up to his first choices. He will be handy to lead the line next season in the Championship assuming big Mike doesn’t sell him before then

  • Kneebotherm8

    That’s Rafa’s transfer budget blown on the kids improved contract then……….

  • Kenny

    Sad days indeed at the Toon, this kids 2 and a half grand deal is more than likely Newcastle`s biggest signing in this window.

  • HarryHype59

    I often wonder what is the point of having an U23 team! How many, if any of these players will ever be regulars in the first team?

  • toonterrier

    I see that Liverpool have a sixteen year old on the bench for the cup game tonight. Why cant we do the same and at least give Sorenson a taste of first team football even though we’re not a premiership club.

  • DeadToiler

    Good news but for God’s give the lad a game

  • Angelswithdirtyfaces

    Well at least we won’t need to buy a striker for Div 1

  • Blackburn1066

    He is a good player but he needed to move on to another club as he will never get a chance at the toon.