Newcastle head coach Rafael Benitez has been singing the praises of teenage sensation Elias Sorensen, admitting that the forward could press for a first team place in time.
The Danish striker – just 19 years of age – has recently been called up to train with the first team following a string of impressive performances for the Magpies’ Under-23 side.
Sorensen has been in terrific form this season for the youth side, leading the scoring charts with a remarkable 13 goals already after scoring a hat-trick against Aston Villa’s Under-23s, following that up with a brace against Manchester United’s Under-23s earlier this month.
Speaking to Shields Gazette about the youngster, Benitez said: “
When Sorensen was asked about his boss, he didn’t hold back in his praise, the young Dane telling The Chronicle: “It’s a massive thing to be at a club where Rafa Benitez is.