Blackpool manager comments on links with Newcastle United's Elias Sorensen

Newcastle fans unveil a banner before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St. James Park on May 13, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Elias Sorensen is arguably the brightest young talent at Premier League outfit Newcastle United - but will Rafa Benitez let him leave St James' on loan?

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

On Friday, The Chronicle claimed that Newcastle United had received an enquiry from Blackpool about the prolific young striker Elias Sorensen. And it seems those reports were right on the money.

Because, speaking to the Gazette four days later, Blackpool manager Terry McPhillips has confirmed that he does indeed want to bring the Danish target man to Bloomfield Road during the January transfer window.

 

But it seems that The Tangerines have a long way to go yet before they get their man.

“We are interested in him, yes, but so are a number of other clubs so we won’t get too excited about that unless it happens," McPhillips said of Sorensen.

Blackpool manager Terry McPhillips watches as his side struggle to score during the Sky Bet League One match between Blackpool and Luton Town at Bloomfield Road on September 22, 2018 in...

Sorensen has been in outstanding form for Newcastle’s U23 side this season, plundering 19 goals in all competitions with plenty of supporters demanding that he be promoted to the first-team squad to ease the burden on Salomon Rondon.

And the striker put an end to speculation over his long-term future at St James’ Park last week by signing a new three-and-a-half year deal. Though a first-ever loan move to a Football League club could be the ideal opportunity for Sorensen, who appears to have outgrown youth team football of late.

Blackpool are ninth in the League One table and their need for a new striker can be highlighted by a tally of 27 goals in 26 domestic games.

Thomas Allan of Newcastle United (7) celebrates after his assist to Elias Sorensen who scored Newcastle's equalizing second goal during the premier league 2 match between Sunderland FC and...

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