The Reds will have to pay up to £ 4million (€ 4.9million) for signing prodigy Harvey Elliott in July 2019 from Fulham, before he signs his first pro contract.
Recruited by Liverpool in July 2019, Harvey Elliott (17) was presented as one of the prodigies of English football, crowned with his status as the youngest player to have played in the Premier League.
Loaned to Blackburn this season, the young winger shines and the Reds have just learned that they will finally have to compensate Fulham, his training club. They had recruited the young winger before he signed his first professional contract.
According to a decision by a British Football Compensation Committee, the team coached by Jürgen Klopp will have to pay up to 4.3 million pounds (4.9 million euros) to the London club, unheard of for a player transferred at the age of 16.
20% of a future sale for Fulham
According to The Guardian, Fulham will initially recover 1.7 million pounds (1.9 million euros). The rest of the compensation will be triggered by various clauses like Elliott’s appearance count with the Reds.
Fulham, who was asking for £ 10million (€ 11.4million), will also receive 20% of a future sale of the player. But the Cottagers said they were “very happy” with this decision in a statement.
For his first season with Liverpool, the young winger had played two ends of matches in the Premier League and three matches in the Cup. In the Championship, Elliott has already scored four goals and provided eight assists with the Rovers.