Compensation Claim For 16-Year-Old
Liverpool will be hit with a demand for £7 million in compensation from Championship side Fulham for the teenage midfielder Harvey Elliott.
The 16-year-old made his senior debut for the Reds in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup victory over MK Dons and won plaudits for his performance.
Elliott moved to Anfield from Fulham in the summer but no compensation fee was agreed between the Reds and Fulham and no talks are ongoing. The Times claims Fulham will demand £7 million when the case comes before a tribunal. That valuation has been partly influenced by the £7.5 million Liverpool received from the sale of Ryan Kent to Rangers last month.
Elliott made three appearances for Fulham last season and was the subject of interest from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain before joining Liverpool at the end of July.
The case will go before the Professional Football Compensation Committee which will take into consideration the amount of time that Elliott spent in Fulham’s academy along with any additional costs regarding his welfare and education.
Elliott rejected the offer of a scholarship from Fulham before leaving Craven Cottage.