Newcastle United and youth have a bad history. The club does not have a good track record when it comes to signing youth players from its academy. Just this past year they sold off or released a good amount of them, showing a lack of faith in their own academy.
Paul Dummett can potentially be seen as the last quality signing from the youth squad, but so far, the club has failed to sign a consistent contributor to the offense from its own academy. Sadly, the club often fails to even give them a chance.
The same mistake must not be made with starlet Elias Sorensen, who has refused to give up scoring goals for Newcastle’s youth squad. As The Chronicle have reported, however, if Newcastle United isn’t willing to give the young stud a chance in the first team, others are.
This would be a mistake. While there is a proven component to youth development by sending the players on loan to lower leagues, nothing beats immediate competition with top players and clubs. The level of competition in the club’s youth squad has already proven rather easy for the Danish striker.
Championship experience may prove worthwhile, but with the current situation that Newcastle United is in right now may call for use of Sorensen as substitute to Salomon Rondon and competition for Joselu.
No Time Like the Present
Newcastle United is in dire need of a more threatening offense. While Salomon Rondon was able to put home a beautiful cross by Jacob Murphy, there is still something missing from the offense. It’s a spark in the dying embers of the match. It was something we thought Joselu would bring following some pretty spectacular performances coming off the bench. Occasionally it’s Ayoze Perez and his relentless work-rate.
What if we didn’t have to rely on these spotty performances? What if we gave some of that playing time Elias Sorensen and use it to develop him as a player and as a striker? The club has definitely created competition when it comes to its defense. Midfield has improved somewhat, but is still lacking a bonafide number ten.
The striker position is pretty much set on Rondon and Joselu, with an occasional Perez fill-in; Sorensen could fill that void.
The Club Should Reject All Offers
A lot of clubs are going to be looking to Sorensen to boost their ranks to finish off the second half of their seasons. The question shouldn’t be about who is going to land him, but instead be about Newcastle United’s refusal to try him out first.