Newcastle United supporters in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating the 2018/19 Premier League season, what with their side seeking to improve upon their impressive tenth place finish last term.
Rafa Benitez’s men deserve great credit for securing a top half finish upon their return to the English top-flight last time round, this all after winning the Championship title just 12 months earlier. Yet it was clear over the course of the campaign that some areas of the squad will need reinforcing over the summer, and the addition of Kenedy in particular is one that is likely to go down well with Magpies fans up and down the country.
As such, there are many excited Newcastle supporters around the country at present, several of whom are wondering who the next break-out star could be from the club’s academy, an academy that has produced the likes of Paul Gascoigne, Andy Carroll, and Chris Waddle down the years.
And one man who could be destined for big things and thus become a star at St James’ Park is 18-year-old wonderkid Elias Sorensen.
The forward only made the move to the North East back in 2016 after beginning his youth career in his homeland at Danish side HB Koge, and the 18-year-old has since gone from strength to strength with two excellent years for the Newcastle youth teams.
Sorensen managed four goals in just six Under-18 Premier League final stage appearances in the 2016/17 season to announce himself in youth football in England, thus earning a handful of Premier League 2 appearances, before really turning it on last time round in scoring ten goals and laying on six assists in the North division of the Under-18 Premier League.
In fact, the Denmark Under-19 international was one of just 12 players in the North division to reach double figures last term while only two men (Adam Lewis and Henri Ogunby) laid on more assists over the course of the campaign, thus underlining the incredible amount of talent and indeed potential the 18-year-old Magpies sensation has.
And while he wasn’t able to add to his two appearances for the Under-23s last season, it seems pretty clear that it is just a matter of time before Sorensen makes the step up to the development squad on a regular basis, and with the Magpies somewhat struggling up top in the first team at present, a senior debut may not be too far away for the 18-year-old.
Newcastle fans… what do you think? Let us know!