Newcastle fans finally got some good news, as Elias Sorensen put pen to paper on a new contract.
Sorensen is enjoying a breakout season with the Magpies, so far scoring 19 goals for the reserves. This form has led to calls for the 19-year-old to get a first-team debut. The lack of attacking quality at Rafa Benitez’s disposal has only heightened the fans’ desire to see Sorensen in the first-team.
While some fans would rather see the youngster get a chance instead of Joselu, getting Sorensen tied down is good enough for now.
Newcastle fans react to Sorensen news
Get in lad, hopefully you get a chance vs Blackburn in the replay!
— alex walsh (@walshynufc5) January 7, 2019
Best news I’ve had in a while. Good luck for the rest of the season, and I hope to see you in the first team soon.
— DrunkyMunky (@munky_drunky) January 7, 2019
Surely give him a start over joselu against Blackburn in the FA cup … he can’t score less goals
— Dan Curry (@dan_curry94) January 7, 2019
Great news. He is surely worth a go up front, can’t do any worse than Joselu?
— Alastair Campbell (@alastair10) January 7, 2019
Did you swap his contract with Joselu?
— Nathan Richardson (@nathanrich03) January 7, 2019
Give the lad a chance, he can’t be worse than Joselu was on Saturday ⚫️⚪️
— Charlie Fisher (@Cfisher_95) January 7, 2019
Now get him in the team. It’s not humanly possible for him to be worse than Joselu.
— Daryn (@DeeCeeGee89) January 7, 2019
The reaction is resoundingly positive from the Toon Army, which is no surprise. The young forward looks like a goal machine and could possibly be a future Newcastle number nine if he’s nurtured correctly.
Meanwhile, it says a lot about Joselu that fans can’t help but comment on how bad he’s been when celebrating Sorensen’s signing.
But in fairness, the Spaniard was shocking against Blackburn. In an ideal world, Joselu might get a bit better, while Sorensen will get a chance in the upcoming FA Cup replay.
With a bit of luck he might even get on the score-sheet and stay in the first-team.