Report: Newcastle deem summer exits ‘vital’ for two players, Ameobi looking for suitors
Newcastle United are desperate to send Elias Sorensen and Rodrigo Vilca out on loan this summer, according to Chronicle Live.
The Toon believe spells in the English Football League are ‘vital’ for Sorensen and Vilca’s development. Academy staff fear the striker and midfielder could begin to stagnate if they do not make the step up soon.
Loan Manager Shola Ameobi is now looking for clubs where Sorensen and Vilca will be given chances to feature regularly. Sorensen failed to make the grade during a stint at Blackpool in 2019 and was brought back after two months.
Sorensen only made one League One appearance for Blackpool, lasting just half an hour while, at Bloomfield Road. Terry McPhillips then omitted him from six of his following eight matchday squads before Newcastle called time on the loan.
But the 21-year-old, who turns 22 in September, enjoyed a much stronger loan with Almere City last season. Newcastle felt the forward had to gain first-team experience and featured 24 times for the Dutch second-tier side.
Sorensen also scored five goals and offered four assists for Almere but faces an uncertain future at Newcastle. The Denmark U21 international is entering the final year of his current contract and needs a big season to secure a new deal.
Vilca has three years to run on his contract at Newcastle after joining the Toon from Deportivo Municipal in October. The 22-year-old had played 29 times for the Chilean side’s first-team but is yet to make his senior Magpies debut.
TBR’s view: Sorensen and Vilca must leave Newcastle on loan
Ameobi must secure suitable loan moves for both Sorensen and Vilca this summer so they can prove themselves to Newcastle. Sorensen, particularly, must produce an impressive campaign next season to earn a new contract.
If the striker fails to thrive at an EFL team, after also failing to score in any of his 12 outings for Carlisle United in 2019, Newcastle would struggle to justify handing their academy product new terms.
Sorensen showed he had a lot of potential in the Newcastle U23s with 12 goals in 17 PL2 fixtures in 2018/19. But he only kicked on last season in the Dutch second-tier and must show that potential in an EFL division.
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