Terry McPhillips confirms he wants to sign Elias Sorensen this transfer window
Elias Sorensen recently agreed a new three and a half year contract with Newcastle United.
There were fears the club could lose him when he rejected the initial offer, only for the Danish striker to be convinced once NUFC came back with a more realistic offer of wages.
With 19 goals already this season below first team level, Newcastle fans have wondered whether he would be worth a try on the bench, at least in cup matches, with only Huddersfield having scored less than the Magpies’ paltry 16 PL goals.
However, any hopes of involvement at Blackburn tomorrow night are non-existent, with the forward reported to have joined up with the Danish Under 21s in Mexico.
At the same time, it is widely expected Elias Sorensen will be one of the young players to head out on loan this month.
The only question is, at which level/club.
Blackpool have become the first club to break cover and admit they would love to take Sorensen on loan until the end of the season.
They have had a number of Newcastle players previously on loan, including last season, Sean Longstaff scoring nine from midfield when there for the year.
After a surprise 1-0 win at leaders Portsmouth, Blackpool boss Terry McPhillips has been asked whether he wants to bring in Elias Sorensen:
“We are interested in him (Sorensen), yes, but so are a number of other clubs so we won’t get too excited about that unless it happens.”
Blackpool could be a good choice/opportunity for plenty of games at a decent level.
They are now only three places off the play-off spots but only two League One clubs have scored less than their 27 goals in 26 league games.
The Blackpool manager also confirmed striker Steve Davies had left Blackpool after the striker’s contract came to an end at the weekend.
The 31 year old signed a short-term deal in October but has made only four appearances for Blackpool
Terry McPhillips speaking to the Blackpool Gazette:
“We wish him all the best.
“He’s been a great lad, he’s just been unlucky it never fell for him. The injuries probably came too late for Steve.
“I believe he’s got another club sorted out so all the best to him for the future.
“I hope so (can bring in another striker), we want to and we’re working on it.
“We’ve got Longy, we’ve got Nya (Kirby) but we think another striker would help us in the short term while we’re waiting for Joe (Dodoo), Cully (Mark Cullen) and Max (Clayton).”
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