It seems the Reds will soon have a huge, promising talent on their hands after The Telegraph reported Fulham’s 16-year-old Harvey Elliott – the youngest player ever to feature in the Premier League – has rejected a scholarship with The Cottagers and will complete a transfer to Anfield.
Apparently rebuffing the approaches of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, Elliott will leave the Fulham academy to continue his development by taking his next steps with us at Liverpool.
One Red even went so far as to compare the youngster to Manchester City’s Phil Foden. Like Elliott, he’s a gifted, teenage left-footer with confidence, tight control, and a creative eye for goal: the two share precocity as a trait.
While Elliott holds the record for the youngest appearance in the Premier League, Foden holds the same record in the Champions League. Equally, Foden is a boyhood supporter of City and some have suggested that Ellliot grew up supporting the Reds.
The Fulham academy has been responsible for producing other gifted starlets such as Patrick Roberts and Ryan Sessegnon, but Elliott – an England Under-17s midfielder – must have seen that opportunities and evolution are on offer with the Reds and settled on a pathway on Merseyside.
After news Neil Critchley is adopting the senior side’s training regimes for the U23s, in order to prepare them for any possible chances to go up to Melwood, Elliott will be hoping for an eventual opportunity up at Melwood in the coming years.
News of this exciting new prospect has been greeted with surprise and enthusiasm by Reds fans, who see Elliott has being yet another addition to Liverpool’s growing cohort of skilled, up-and-coming youngsters.
There’s been great interest among top European clubs in signing Harvey Elliott, the 16-year-old who became the Premier League’s youngest ever player in May. He’s opted for Liverpool https://t.co/TmzcrkRULh
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) July 8, 2019
And looks like it’s on. Harvey Elliott set to become our 2nd summer signing. Excited for this. The telegraph reporting now the same. https://t.co/R0sK7UZCdY
— LFC Watch (@Mobyhaque1) July 7, 2019
Harvey Elliott will be our Phil Foden type player. Looks class!
Trent, Sepp Van Der Berg, Ki Jana Hoever, Elliot, Grujic, Brewster. Jones, Woodburn, Kelleher, Wilson still there too. Spine coming along well.
— 🇨🇭 (@BallerShaqiri) July 7, 2019
Been told Liverpool have signed youngster Harvey Elliott from Fulham.. Beat off competition from teams such as Real Madrid and Manchester City. HUGE potential and the youngest player to ever play in the PL #LFC
— Connor (@C_Willo92) July 5, 2019
No idea where the talk about Harvey Elliott is coming from, or if there’s anything in it, but if we did get him it would be a coup – he’ll have his pick of major clubs to choose from if he decides to leave Fulham. Very, very exciting young player. #LFC
— The Kopinion (@The_Kopinion) July 2, 2019
Harvey Elliott is a Red, take a look at his old pics 😂👇🏻🔴🔴 https://t.co/NOUU2Arn8W
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) July 7, 2019
Harvey Elliott definitely a massive Liverpool fan. Follows everyone of our players, including Van Den Berg, as well as almost every member of the support staff
— 🇿🇦 (@PhiIip__) July 2, 2019