Swansea City should make an attempt to sign Newcastle United forward Elias Sorensen on loan for the second half of the 2018-19 campaign.
Newcastle announced on Monday that Sorensen had penned a new three-and-a-half-year deal with the Magpies.
The 19-year-old’s previous contract with the Premier League club was due to expire at the end of the season and there was a lot of speculation surrounding the striker’s future.
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Newcastle have now tied Sorensen to a new deal, but it does not appear that he is currently in the plans of first-team boss Rafael Benitez despite an incredible season.
Indeed, Sorensen has netted 19 times for Newcastle’s Under-23 outfit this term, but was somewhat surprisingly left out of the squad for the team’s FA Cup third-round clash with Blackburn Rovers at the weekend.
It seems likely that Sorensen could be available on loan this month and Swansea should make an attempt to bring the teenager to the Championship.
Realistically, Sorensen is not going to see much – if any – Premier League football this term, but he has already shown that he is too good for the Premier League 2.
Players with scoring records like Sorensen’s do not come around every day of the week and the chance to play senior football in the second half of the campaign will surely appeal to the Dane.
Oliver McBurnie has scored 10 Championship goals for Swansea this season, including a double in the 4-1 win at Reading on New Year’s Day.
And there is no question that the 22-year-old would benefit from playing alongside Sorensen as more space would certainly open up for the in-form striker.
Swansea are only actually seven points off the playoff positions in the Championship and a January move for Sorensen could push them towards the top six.