Liverpool are set to sign young Fulham midfielder Harvey Elliot after he decided not to pen a new deal with the London club, according to an exclusive report from The Telegraph last night.
Many of Europe’s elite clubs were keen on acquiring Elliot this summer, who left the Cottagers in June, which was seemingly confirmed after he wasn’t announced in their initial cohort of first-year scholars last week.
While there was other interest from the Premier League, PSG, Real Madrid and RB Leipzig were also interested in Elliot, although the U17 England international has opted to move to Anfield instead.
Despite there being no official transfer fee involved, Liverpool will owe the Championship outfit a significant compensation fee in order to bring Elliot to Merseyside.
One of the most highly sought after teenagers in the country, Elliot broke the record to become the youngest Premier League player in history when he made a substitute appearance against Wolves back in May aged just 16 years and 30 days old. He also became Fulham’s youngest ever debutant when he played in the League Cup back in September at only 15 years and 174 days old.
Elliot clearly has masses of potential and Liverpool may have made a very shrewd purchase by securing his services for nothing; let’s hope he’s able to reach those heights on Merseyside.