Casper Grønn, the agent of young Newcastle striker Elias Sorensen, believes his client is currently in Steve Bruce’s plans for the new season.
As per Danish outlet BT, via Sport Witness, Grønn said he is speaking to Newcastle almost every day and expects Sorensen to make the jump this term.
He said: “Now it looks like he is in the first team squad. The dream of playing in the Premier League has not been closer. The immediate plan for Elias Sørensen is to play in the first team and get the opportunity there.
“I’ve been talking to the club as late as Tuesday and doing it almost daily, so we can make sure he gets the best opportunities to continue his development. If you can become a Premier League striker in the club you joined as a 16-year-old, then it’s a dream scenario.”
Newcastle have just signed record capture Joelinton but they still look thin on the ground in terms of strikers, with Yoshinori Muto and Dwight Gayle the only other options.
Muto is nowhere near Premier League level and while Gayle can score goals as a backup option in the top flight, there’s been plenty of Championship interest in his services.
That means it’s likely that Sorensen will get opportunities off the bench under Steve Bruce – he just has to take them when they come.