The transfer fee of Harvey Elliott is set to be settled by a landmark tribunal later this week. Fulham are seeking a £10 million fee from Liverpool.
Harvey Elliott made his move from Fulham to Liverpool as a 16 year-old in 2019. However, the two clubs were unable to reach an agreement on how much the transfer would be.
This has resulted in the two clubs referring the final fee to a tribunal. This tribunal will begin on Tuesday.
As previously stated, Liverpool offered a transfer fee around £750,000. However, The Athletic have reported that Fulham are currently demanding £10,000,000. It is fair to say that the two sides could not be further apart.
The Professional Football Compensation Committee will begin meeting on Tuesday to determine the final transfer fee that Liverpool must pay Fulham. The Professional Football Compensation Committee, or PFCC, are a temporary committee that is formed only when absolutely necessary.
It is important to note that neither Liverpool or Fulham will have representation in the committee. The fee could be decided quickly, but the final decision could drag on for some time.
Previous Liverpool Tribunals
Liverpool supporters will be familiar with this process as they went through the same thing when the club signed Danny Ings from Burnley in 2018 and Dominic Solanke from Chelsea in 2017. The club were made to pay £6.5 for Danny Ings and £3 million for Solanke.
Liverpool have been involved in many tribunals before, but none like this. The outcome of this tribunal has the potential to change the way that smaller clubs invest. If a small fee is decided upon, lower clubs may decide to not put so much money into their youth development.
Harvey Elliott is currently on a season long loan to Championship side Blackburn. The young winger has taken his chances and has league ablaze. Elliott has scored four goals this season and added a total of nine goals.
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