Liverpool have beaten off competition from other Premier League clubs and sides from abroad in the race to sign Fulham teenager Harvey Elliot.
The 16-year old made history when he became the youngest player to feature in the Premier League when he appeared as an 88th minute substitute in an away defeat to Wolves in May. His meteoric progress attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid, RB Leipzig and PSG, as well as a host of other Premier League clubs, but he has now opted to join Liverpool, after turning down the chance to sign a scholarship deal at Craven Cottage.
The Merseyside club will have to pay Fulham a large fee in compensation for Elliot, but, in return, will be signing one of the hottest young English prospects around. Liverpool will have to sign Elliot initially on a scholarship because of his tender years. League regulations prohibit them from offering him a professional contract until he turns 17 next April.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.