After failing to agree a fee with Fulham, Sky Sports News have confirmed that the Reds will have to pay a compensation fee for 16-year-old, Harvey Elliott, which will be set by a tribunal.
A fee will therefore have to paid to Fulham before Elliott is able to join Liverpool on what is expected to be youth terms. The Reds previously paid a record £8 million tribunal fee to sign Danny Ings in 2016.
The imminent arrival was spotted at the Reds’ pre-season game against Tranmere Rovers this week as the cogs of the transfer deal continue to whirr.
The talented prospect rejected the chance to take up a scholarship with The Cottagers, instead rejecting advances from the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain to join Jürgen Klopp’s European Champions.
After making his first-team debut at just 15-years-old in the Carabao Cup last September, he made the Premier League’s youngest-ever appearance at the tender age of 16 years and 30 days as Fulham suffered a 1-0 defeat to Wolves in May.
Despite being unable to agree proper professional terms until he turns 17 in April, it is understood that apparent Reds fan Elliott will be joining Klopp’s senior-side and reporting for training with the first-team.
If he fulfills the enourmous potential and reputation he has, any tribunal fee the Reds pay could pay considerable dividends in the long-run.