Rafa Benitez is trying to build up the player ranks of Newcastle at all levels of the club and it’s not surprising to see him bring in some younger players this summer, who can strengthen both the U-18 Youth side and the Newcastle U-21 side.
There is news today that Newcastle are interested in signing 16 year-old striker Elias Sorensen (full name Elias Fritjof Grænge Sorensen) who plays for HB Koge in Denmark.
Elias Sorensen of HB Koge – turns 17 next month
It’s interesting that their Sporting Director has said today the club are in negotiations with Newcastle over the transfer of the youngster to Tyneside.
Sorenson is already a good player and he’s already played for the HB Koge first team, so he’s just the kind of young precocious player Newcastle want to sign and bring to Tyneside.
He has come on five times this season for the HB Koge first team, with all appearances coming from the bench.
Hopefully if he arrives on Tyneside he can be developed into a top player, although Newcastle have not had much success in doing that over the last nine years and many top youngsters brought in have just not made it.
This is what Koge Sporting Director Per Rud has said in the outlet Bold.dk today:
“It is true that we are still talking to Newcastle, and we have had several great conversations with them, and it is likely to end up with a transfer.”
“As with everything else in this world, I cannot say anything with certainty until it is fully in place, and the ends are not achieved together yet.”
“But I’d be lying if I said that there isn’t some truth, for it is there.”