Newcastle have confirmed on their official website that striker Elias Sorensen has joined League Two side Carlisle United on a season-long loan.
The 19-year-old striker is considered one of the most highly-rated players in Newcastle’s Under-23 side at this moment in time, scoring 16 goals in 26 appearances for the reserve side.
His excellent form even saw him earn a place in Denmark’s Under-21 side, where he scored against Mexico in two games against the same country in the space of three days – losing 2-1 and winning 1-0.
Sorensen, though, is yet to make his debut for Newcastle’s senior side and after a disappointing loan spell at Blackpool where he managed only one outing. Sorensen needs a confidence boost and it appears Carlisle could be that.
TBR’s view – Sorensen needs game time and goals
The Danish striker has all the potential required to become a Newcastle senior star in years to come. But if he is to reach that kind of level, he must start banging in the goals at first-team level.
Putting the Blackpool loan behind him, if he can become first choice at Carlisle and score 20 or more goals for the League Two side, Steve Bruce – or whoever is in charge next season – surely has to promote him to the first team.