HB Koge sporting director confirms Newcastle are set to sign Elias Fritjof Sorensen

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

The Danish wonderkid looks set to become the Magpies' latest summer signing.

Newcastle United manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

Newcastle are close to completing the capture of Danish youngster Elias Fritjof Sorensen, according to bold.dk.

The report claims that the youngster spent the early parts of the summer training with the Magpies and has sufficiently impressed enough to earn a permanent switch, citing these quotes from HB Køge sporting director Per Rud:

“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, for it is there,” said Rud.

16-year old Sorensen became HB Koge’s youngest ever debutant when he was brought off the bench during a First Division encounter with Silkeborg in May.

Newcastle United manager Rafa BenitezNewcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

He has since made five first team appearances for the Danish club and now looks set to join the Rafael Benitez revolution on Tyneside.

Newcastle didn’t begin their Championship title tilt as planned, with a resolute Fulham proving impossible to break down at Craven Cottage on Friday night, and Benitez will be working overtime to ensure his new-look squad gel sooner rather than later.

Newcastle's Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden with referee Simon HooperNewcastle's Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden with referee Simon Hooper

The Spaniard has overseen a host of changes this summer and there was always going to be an adjustment period for his much-changed squad.

He appears undeterred however, and with Sorensen set to join the ranks imminently, there will be one more new face to integrate on Tyneside.

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