Rafael Benitez updates on the future of Newcastle United duo Sean Longstaff and Elias Sorensen

Newcastle player Sean Longstaff looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Hull City and Newcastle United at KCOM Stadium on July 24, 2018 in Hull, England.

Both Sean Longstaff and Elias Sorensen are considered to be two of Newcastle United's brightest prospects.

Sean Longstaff of Newcastle United (36) passes the ball during  the second round of the Carabao Cup between Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United at City Ground on August 29, 2018, in...

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has admitted to the Chronicle that he will sit down with Ben Dawson to discuss the futures of Sean Longstaff and Elias Sorensen.

Newcastle youth coach Dawson confirmed that Sorensen had interest in him earlier this week.

The young striker has been in wonderful form for the Magpies’ development side, for whom he has netted 15 goals this term.


But Benitez is not set on letting either Longstaff or Sorensen go just yet.

Indeed the Newcastle boss suggests that keeping the pair around may be the best option.

"At the moment we aren't thinking about anything too much,” he said, when asked about the future of the young pair.

"We have to sit down with Ben Dawson and work out the best option for the club and player.

"They may go and play games but they may not do what they have to do.

Newcastle United Manager Rafael Benitez during the Premier League Match between Newcastle Unite and West Ham United on December 1, 2018, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

"They will have more experience in playing competitions but maybe they will lose part of their development.

"Sometimes they need to stay with us to be sure they can move faster in their career."

Longstaff has recently penned a new contract with Newcastle, which shows how highly he is rated by Benitez.

The midfielder is considered to be one of the club’s best prospects, but he has struggled for game time so far this campaign.

The Chronicle suggest that if Longstaff is made available, Championship clubs are keen to take him on loan.

Elias Fritjof Sorensen of Newcastle United (51) celebrates with teammates after he scores Newcastle's second goal during the Checkatrade Trophy match between Notts County and Newcastle...

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