Newcastle United fans are hopeful that 19-year-old forward Elias Sorensen will be involved against Bournemouth in the Premier League this weekend.
Sorensen has been training with the Newcastle squad this week off the back of his double for the club’s Under-23 side against Manchester United Under-23s earlier this month.
Sorensen has scored 13 times for the club’s Under-23 outfit this term, and his excellent form has been rewarded by a call up to first-team training.
Newcastle have not exactly been full of goals this season, with Salomon Rondon yet to register, and the likes of Yoshinori Muto, Joselu and Ayoze Perez managing just four between them.
The Newcastle fans have been reacting to images of Sorensen in training, and many are now hopeful that the striker will be given the chance by head coach Rafael Benitez to play against Bournemouth.
It would be a huge surprise if the teenager started against the Cherries, but there is seemingly a chance that he could make the bench.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Newcastle fans can be seen below:
Rooney & Mbappe were 16 or 17 when they made first team debuts. It didn’t do them any harm.
— Solid back four (@Mickc_) November 8, 2018
Mbappe and Rooney were total fluke. Once in a generation kind of player. suppose we’ll never know if he is one until he starts though or is at least subbed on
— Bri?? (@Bri2889) November 8, 2018
Hope he wants it bad. If hes good enough hes old enough
— ciaran williams (@kiwi871) November 8, 2018
Give the kid a go!
— Hepple (@reecehep12) November 8, 2018
Hope he makes the bench at a minimum
— ohio toon (@OhioToon) November 8, 2018
About time!! Given the struggles of the first team he can’t do any worse if given an opportunity
— Pete Clarke (@Peteclarke85) November 8, 2018
Muto is definitely out injured for this game so I’d expect Sorenson on the bench.
— Burnsie ?NUFC?️ (@BenArfaChance) November 8, 2018