Magpies eye more Danish talent as Sorensen ‘agrees’ Cumbrians move
Prolific Under-23 striker Elias Sorensen has reportedly agreed to go on loan to Carlisle United while Newcastle scouted more Scandinavian talent on Thursday.
The Magpies sent a scout to Portugal for the Europa League third qualifying round, second-leg clash between Sporting Braga and Brondby and saw the home side run out 3-1 winners.
Braga, therefore, progress to the play-off round but Newcastle’s spy was more likely to be there for the young Scandinavian talents who have broken into the Brondby side this season.
Midfielder Tobias Børkeeiet, signed from Stabaek in July for 1.5m euros, could certainly be one to watch.
The Danish club fought off interest from top-flight Dutch clubs to secure his signature after he impressed with Norway at the World Under-20 Cup in Poland this summer.
He was nominated for the Norwegian league’s breakthrough talent of the year in 2018 after making 20 starts.
Two Danish teenagers could also have impressed – 19-year-old midfielders Jesper Lindstrom and Peter Bjur.
Lindstrom, who scored two goals in the previous round against Lechia Gdansk, played the full 90 minutes and Bjur came off the bench to bag Brondby’s consolation goal.
The Magpies signed Sorensen from Danish first division outfit HB Koge before he turned 17 – three years ago.
The striker quickly settled into the club’s academy and moved up the levels quickly, scoring over 20 goals for the Under-23s and his national team last season.
Back in July, agent Casper Grønn said he believes his client was in new manager Steve Bruce’s plans for the current campaign.
And speaking to the Newcastle Chronicle this week, Sorensen admitted he’d rather stay and fight for a place in the first team, but “it’s up to him [Bruce]”.
Reports have now emerged suggesting Newcastle Sorensen has agreed a deal to join Carlisle on loan.
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) August 16, 2019
The League Two Cumbrians appear to have beaten a host of other Football League clubs to the signature of the 19-year-old.
Sorensen had a spell on loan at Blackpool last season, but he made just one appearance for Blackpool and was recalled by Newcastle after just two months because he wasn’t playing enough.