There was news three days ago that we were trying to sign 16 year-old Danish Elias Fritjof Sorensen from HB Koge and their Sporting Director did not argue that some great conversations were ongoing with Newcastle about the teenager.
Elias has been referred to as a wonderkid because of his precocious play for one so young – not that we want to put any undue pressure on the lad.
16 year-old Danish Elias Fritjof Sorensen signing forms
This is what Newcastle have just announced about Elias Fritjof Sorensen on the web-site:
The 16-year-old forward became HB Køge’s youngest ever debutant when he came on from the bench in a Danish first division game against Silkeborg IF last season, and has made a total of five appearances for the Svanerne (the Swans), all as a substitute.
He has represented his country at U-17 level and, having been regularly involved at under-17 level for HB Køge last term, will be based at United’s Little Benton Academy.
Young Sorenson had this to say after the signing:
“It’s a big, big moment for me and I’m very glad to sign with this Club,”
“I hope I’ll progress as quickly as possible but first, I will concentrate on developing as a player.”
“I’m still very young but I have high hopes for the future.”
Sorenson is already a good player and he’s just the kind of young precocious player Newcastle want to sign and bring to Tyneside.
He has come on five times for the HB Koge first team, with all appearances coming from the bench.
On Tuesday this is what Koge Sporting Director Per Rud has said in the outlet Bold.dk:
“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, f or it is there.”
Newcastle have signed a number of top youngsters over the last 9 years under owner Mike Ashley, but we have failed to develop them into first team players.
Hopefully with Rafa Benitez now running everything football related at Newcastle we will have a lot more success in the future.
And with the transfer prices likely to keep exploding in the future. it’s very important Newcastle develop our own players as much as we can, so the Youth Academy becomes even more important to Newcastle’s future.
This is a very good signing for Newcastle.