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Top Talent Can Finally Play For Newcastle

8:10 pm, Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 2 Comments

Elias Fritjof Sorensen was signed by Newcastle in early August but he has yet to play for play for any Newcastle United side as the Tyneside club have waited for his International clearance.

The International clearance has finally been received for the 17 year-old and Newcastle announced the news on their web-site earlier today.

Elias Sorensen

Elias Fritjof Sorensen – while at HB Koge

Here’s Newcastle”s statement today:

Danish teenager Elias Fritjof Sorensen could make his first appearance for Newcastle United when Dave Watson’s under-18s travel to Derby on Saturday.

International clearance has now been received for the forward ahead of the 12.30pm kick-off at the Rams’ Moor Farm Academy.

But Watson may resist the temptation to make too many changes to the side which beat Wolves last weekend.

United are top of the Under-18 Premier League with four victories and a draw from their opening five games, while Derby have won twice so far and sit in ninth.

Callum Smith trained with Rafa Benitez’s first team on Friday and is also named in the squad, while England under-17 international Mackenzie Heaney will be looking to continue his strong start to the campaign.

The 16-year-old forward became HB Køge’s youngest ever player when he came on from the bench in a Danish first division game against Silkeborg IF last season, and 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 had been regularly involved at U-17 level for HB Koge last term.

Young Sorenson  had this to say after the signing in August:

“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.

It will be good now to have him playing for the U-18 side.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Elias Fritjof Sorensen · Newcastle Academy · Newcastle News · Newcastle U18 · Newcastle Youth




2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bobbybee // Sep 23, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Back again. Not seen much to worry me so far from Preston. Flukey goal, that’s it. And this is their first team. Presuming they’ll make changes in the cup…

  • 2 Bobbybee // Sep 23, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Getting quite giddy about the cup now! 🙂 Beat these – and we should – and we’re in the quarters. Been lucky with the draw so far, so another home draw will suit fine. Bit too early for the Wembley song yet?




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