Liverpool to pay £4 million for teen sensation

Stephen Killen
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Liverpool will have to pay Fulham up to around £4 million for teenage sensation Harvey Elliott, according to The Athletic.

It was reported earlier this week that the deal would have to go to a Tribunal after the two clubs failed to reach an agreement in compensation.

The 17-year-old is currently on loan at Championship side Blackburn Rovers and has enjoyed life at Ewood Park so far.

The Reds will be forced to pay £1.5 million, which could rise to £2.8 million in appearance and international cap bonuses.

Also agreed is the 20% sell-on clause for Fulham where they will receive a cut of any fee agreed in the future.

In The Athletic’s Liverpool reporter, James Pearce, reports that the Cottagers wanted £10 million.

The trial was in the hands of the Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC), this ruling is the highest ever compensation award for a 16-year-old footballer.

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This isn’t the first time Liverpool have been involved with the PFCC as they were forced to pay Burnley £6.5 million for Danny Ings and had another run in for Dominic Solanke after his switch from Chelsea.

Harvey Elliott is one of the hottest prospects at the club and he made his well-anticipated debut for the Reds in Liverpool’s FA Cup win over Everton.

Curtis Jones’ wonderstrike sent Anfield into raptures as they advanced.

So far this season, Elliott has featured 23 times for Tony Mowbray’s side scoring four goals.

He hit the headlines for his spell of three assists in a row for Blackburn. His contribution for their only goal against Middlesborough proved to be a vital assist as they ran out 1-0 winners.

The last time he got himself on the scoresheet was in Rovers’ 2-1 win over Rotherham United in December.

With many Liverpool fans calling for a mass exodus of those temporarily away from Anfield, they have called for Elliott to be featured more next season.

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