Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign Fulham and England U17 starlet Harvey Elliot this summer, a report claims.
Elliot – who became youngest player ever to feature in the Premier League – has apparently ‘had the pick of Europe’s leading clubs’ since rejecting a scholarship with former club Fulham.
He will not turn professional until his 17th birthday next April, but the likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig have all registered an interest.
Fulham announced last week that Elliot is not among their latest batch of first-year scholars meaning he is now free to sign elsewhere, however the west London club will be due ‘a significant compensation package’.
This is a fee that will have to be agreed with Liverpool, where Elliott is expected to be offered a package that will see him pocket a much higher salary as he moves from the scholarship wages on to a professional deal.
The maximum length professional deal a 17-year-old can sign is three years.
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