Newcastle United have five first-team players they need to find loan spells for. Currently, Jack Colback, Rolando Aarons, Henri Saivet, Jamie Sterry, and Achraf Lazaar are still with the club but failed to make the final 25-team man squad.
There also has been little reported movement in finding loan deals for any of these players. Achraf Lazaar was reported to have flown to Italy to try and seal a loan move to a Serie A club. While Rolando Aarons has been the target of Panathinaikos and their technical director Nikos Dabizas for a few months now.
Henri Saivet will most likely go abroad while Jamie Sterry can still move to Scotland, League One, or League Two. Jack Colback will either have to move abroad or to Scotland as a move to League One is likely not in the cards.
While it is essential that suitable loan situations are found for these first-team players, there are also youngsters like Elias Sorensen and Victor Fernandez, who could benefit from going out on loan this season.
Elias Sorensen– needs to go out on loan
With Fernandez just returning from a season-long injury, it is most likely that he will remain at Newcastle as he continues his comeback until at least January. For Elias Sorensen, another season in the reserves may not prove beneficial for his development.
He had a disappointing loan move to Blackpool in January in which he only played 32 minutes in one substitute appearance. He also did not make the bench in six straight games before Newcastle terminated the loan. We find this to be some questionable treatment of the nineteen-year-old by Blackpool.
Newcastle have Shola Ameobi who was brought to Newcastle as a Loan Coordinator for this very situation. He must help find a suitable loan move for Sorensen preferably to a League One side.
Elias, however, seems to be more than willing to stay at Newcastle and fight for his place. He enjoyed a couple of appearances for the club in the Premier League Asia Trophy tournament this pre-season, even starting in the 4-0 win against West Ham.
Since the arrival of Joelinton, there has been no room for the Dane in the first-team. He did not make another appearance in pre-season and will most likely not feature for Steve Bruce this season. He will likely benefit more from a loan move than another season in the Under-23s.
The Chronicle have interviewed Elias, who will turn 20 next month.
This is what the young striker had to say about going out on loan:
“It’s up to the manager now.
“It depends what he wants me to do.
“Personally I’d rather stay and fight for a place, but it’s up to him.
“If he wants me to go out on loan I’ll do that.”
We like to see a player willing to fight for his place, but the reality is that Sorensen is too far down the pecking order to get much time with the first-team this season. Newcastle still have two strikers trying to reach full fitness in Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle. So when they return, it will be an even more difficult task for Elias to get into the side.
The League One and League Two windows are open until September 2. We expect that Newcastle will secure a loan deal for Sorensen close to that date. It makes sense to keep him at the club a little bit longer while Carroll and Gayle are still out with injury. And according to the Chronicle, there is no shortage of teams that want to bring him in.