Elias Sorensen has had a break out season for Newcastle this year, albeit not for the first team. Sorensen has been named as one of nine players for the Premier League 2 Player of the Season award.
The Danish Under-21 international has had a fantastic season bagging 20 goals. He was playing so well that the club got him a loan spell to League One side Blackpool.
Rather than propelling the budding star up the ladder to the Newcastle first team, this move ended up knocking him back a few steps.
Whether it was a new atmosphere or something to do with the Blackpool manager Terry McPhillips, we are not too sure.
Elias Sorensen – an emerging young star
But the lack of match time at Bloomfield Road was detrimental to the youngster’s development. So much so that the Newcastle hierarchy terminated young Elias’s loan spell in early March.
This disappointing loan spell cost Sorensen the second half of a crucial year in his development.
The 20-year-old is still quite away from the Newcastle first team squad. This summer Newcastle United must make it a priority to find a loan spell that works for this bright talent.
We have seen far too many sterling youngsters in the Newcastle ranks fade away without ever breaking through.
It would be a shame if Sorensen joins those ranks. We hope the club can find a perfect loan match and maybe we’ll have a quality striker to bang in those goals at St James Park.