Newcastle are set to recall striker Elias Sorensen from his loan deal with Carlisle early, a report from Football Insider has claimed.
Sorensen joined the League Two side on a season-long loan from the Magpies during the summer transfer window, but has so far struggled to make an impact in Cumbria, with the Dane appearing just 12 times in all competitions for his temporary side.
Only one of those appearances has come from the start, with the striker also yet to score during his time with his temporary club, and a change of manager earlier in the season for Carlisle – with Stephen Pressley replaced by Chris Beech – failing to improve his chances.
Consequentially, it looks as though Sorensen’s time at Brunton Park is set to come to a premature end, with the latest reports claiming that Newcastle have come to an agreement with Carlisle to terminate his loan deal in January.
This is not the first time a loan spell will have ended badly for Sorensen. The 20-year-old made just one appearance for League One Blackpool while on-loan at Bloomfield Road in the second half of last season.
Sorensen, who has been prolific for Newcastle at youth level in the past, has yet to make an appearance for the Magpies senior side, although he does have two and a half years remaining on his contract with the Premier League side, securing his future in the North East until the summer of 2022.
This does look to be the right decision for Newcastle to make.
Sorensen simply hasn’t got the game time he or the club would have been hoping for at Carlisle, so it makes no sense to leave him on the sidelines there, particularly if he could be playing more regularly elsewhere.
That being said, even securing a deal somewhere else may prove difficult for Newcastle, since there will surely be concerns about the fact that he has struggled to make an impact in both League One and League Two during his recent stints in those two divisions.