The fate of one of Newcastle United’s most promising youngsters has been thrown into doubt this week, as Elias Sorensen has reportedly turned down a new contract.

According to a report in The Sun, the teenage sensation has recently turned down a new three-year deal with the club, worth £1,500 a week.

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The report states Sorensen wants a deal worth at least £2,500 a week if he is to extend his stay at St James’ Park.

The Danish hitman’s current contract ends in August, and given his current form, Newcastle will want to solve the issue promptly.

The longer contract talks go on, the more likely it is Sorensen will seek an exit in the summer.

With 18 goals this season already, the striker is one of the Toon’s hottest prospects.

Newcastle haven’t successfully brought through a youth player to the first team in years, but Sorensen could change that.

His statistics are some of the best in U21 league history and Newcastle would be foolish not to meet his demands.

One of the best youth records this decade

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Sorensen’s strike rate this season becomes even more impressive when compared to the youth records of current Premier League stars.

The Danish striker has the second best goals per minutes stats since the inception of the U21s league in 2012.

The only person with a better strike ratio is Everton’s Oumar Niasse.

But Niasse joined Everton at age 26, and naturally has inflated stats from playing matches in an youth league.

This means Sorensen has the best goals per minute ratio of any U21 year old in the last six years.

He averages a goal every 68 minutes in Premier League 2.

It’s a youth record better than even Harry Kane, who scored a goal every 82 minutes in the U21’s league between 2012 and 2014.

Kane’s performances however saw him secure loans to the Championship and Premier League in 2012/2013.

Based on his form, Sorensen should be afforded the same opportunities.

Newcastle have a potentially phenomenal player on their hands, who should be getting chances in the first team next season.

If his records continue to trump Kane at senior level, Newcastle will have found their long awaited number nine.

They can’t afford to lose him and ensuring Sorensen gets the deal he wants before the summer is vital.

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