Name: Lasse Sorensen
Born: October 21, 1999, Vejen, Denmark
Former Club: Stoke City
Contract Expires: ‘Long Term‘
The 21-year-old began his career with Danish Superliga side Esbjerg fB before joining Stoke City in 2016, making his Premier League debut for the club two years later against Swansea City as a holding midfielder. He appeared once the following season, turning out against Preston North end in the Championship for the Potters.
He made six further appearances during the aborted 2019/20 season, most of which came after the Covid-induced break. He impressed with his stats over the lay-off, finishing top of the STATSports leaderboard for most distance sprinted one week. The GPS-tracking vests from STATSports were being worn by players during lockdown, and Sorensen ran 7.4km this week at a speed of at least 5.5m/s, easily beating Arsenal star Kiernan Tierney. That earned him a prolonged run in the team but wasn’t enough to keep him there in 2020/21.
Instead, he was then farmed out on loan to MK Dons. He was named Man of the Match on his debut in the EFL Cup first-round home defeat to Coventry City, and scored his first professional goal in a 6–0 EFL Trophy victory over Norwich City U21.
In total, he made 34 appearances on loan with MK, scoring once, but he didn’t feature in either game against Lincoln. He also has 24 appearances for Denmark at youth level, 13 of which came for the Under 17 side. He appeared twice for them at Under 20 level in 2018.
He signed for Lincoln on Friday, July 23, and made his unofficial debut in the 2-0 friendly win against Scunthorpe United four days later.
Director of Football Jez George said of the capture: “We are really pleased that we have been able to sign a player of Lasse’s quality. We identified him as a player some time ago that we wanted to bring to the club and our persistence has now been rewarded. Lasse is a type of signing that we can now say is typical of Lincoln City.