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Newcastle United player departs St James’ Park on temporary deal

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Elias Sorensen has departed Newcastle United and moved to League One side Blackpool for the remainder of the campaign.

The Premier League side confirmed the move on their Twitter account along with the Tangerines with the deal ratified and rubberstamped.

The 19-year-old rose to prominence this season with his displays in the Football League Trophy for the Magpies’ U21 side.

Sorensen netted four goals in five Checkatrade trophy appearances this year and has been attracting interest from sides in League One and League Two.

Hartlepool, Gateshead and Oxford United have been credited with having wanted to take the Denmark U21 international on loan for the rest of the season; but Blackpool have since won the race.

Sorensen will wear the number 26 shirt during his stint at Bloomfield Road after scoring two in two for his country last week.

The 19-year-old striker spoke to the Blackpool official site after completing his move and discussed the fortune of Sean Longstaff who was on loan to the League One side from Newcastle previously.

“You see Sean getting a few games in the Premier League now, and he went away to Blackpool and Kilmarnock, so a few loan spells for him worked very well,” Sorensen said.

“I spoke to him about it (this move), and he liked it when he was here. I thought it would be a great opportunity for me as well.

“I’m excited to see what it brings. Hopefully, I can get a few games in League One and show what I’m capable of.”

The verdict

This is some sensational business for Blackpool.

Sorensen has been touted to go on to big things at St James’ Park and progress through the ranks of the Premier League side.

I am surprised a club higher up the third-tier went for the 19-year-old, or even a side in the Championship either.

Getting regular football under his belt will be the best thing for the youngster, and it will improve him no end.

This is great business for the Tangerines, and it’s a major coup for a club of their position.

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