If reports in the media are anything to go by then Liverpool have agreed signing of young English attacker, Harvey Elliott, from Fulham.
According to an exclusive report covered by the Telegraph, the teenage boy is going to Liverpool after ending his association with the Cottagers. He will sign a professional deal with the Reds when he turns 17.
So far, Liverpool have let go two first team players in the form of Sturridge and Moreno. Moreover, they have lured a young Dutch center half in the form of Sepp Van den Berg.
Now, Elliot would be another addition to their youth ranks but in all fairness, the supporters would like to see some key first team signings as well keeping in view that our rivals have already started strengthening their squads.
The British news outlet have stated that top clubs like Real Madrid, French champions Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig were interested in Elliott but the 16-year-old decided to move to the European champions.
Stats and playing position:
The youngster is naturally a winger and he mainly plays on the right flank (Transfermarkt).
In the last campaign, he featured in 12 games in the U-18 Premier League and directly contributed in 8 goals. Moreover, he played 5 games in the Premier League 2 and provided an assist.
In May, Elliot became the youngest ever player to feature in the Premer League and he made two appearances (against Wolves and Newcastle United)
As far as his international record is concerned, so far, he has played 5 times for the U-17 English team and scored 2 goals.
Back in May, Fulham captain Tom Cairney heavily praised the youngster and said (The Telegraph):
“He’s been sensation since he joined in training a few months ago. We see him maybe twice a week. 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.”