Liverpool have all but signed teenage midfield prodigy Harvey Elliott, according to BBC Sport.
The playmaker is the youngest footballer to ever feature in the Premier League, having made his debut last season, not long after his 16th birthday – but instead of staying with Fulham – he’s moving to the club he’s always supported, Liverpool.
Rarely has there been so much hype around a signing so young, which isn’t necessarily a good thing in truth.
But with Liverpool refusing to sign any senior pros, there’s little else to talk about until the friendlies kick off this Thursday!
And there’s good reason for the extended Elliott’s conversations: he’s a potentially generational talent.
Fulham star Tom Cairney thinks incredibly highly of the teenager, admitting that he found Elliott’s confidence in training ‘frightening’.
“He’s been sensational since he joined in training a few months ago. We see him maybe twice a week,” he told the Telegraph in May.
“He doesn’t look out of place and does some bits of magic that everyone says ‘wow.’
“His attitude and his belief in himself at such a young age is frightening.
“He’s a tricky winger who plays in the hole. He’s got a great football brain, an eye for goal and is a very entertaining player.
“Hopefully he will have a long and successful career.”
So high is Elliott’s ceiling, he’ll begin training with Liverpool’s first-team immediately – and not join the Academy players at Kirby who are his age.
As a result, we hope to see him in one of Liverpool’s pre-season fixtures, should Jurgen Klopp see fit.
Let’s just hope Elliott can handle the weight of expectation already on his shoulders – but judging by these comments from Cairney – he’ll relish it.