Liverpool have won the race for Fulham wonderkid Harvey Elliott, who has rejected contract offers from the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain to move to Anfield.
Elliott, whose contract with Fulham expired this summer, became the youngest player in Premier League history when he featured as a substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers in May, drawing interest from some of Europe's biggest sides.
He must remain on a scholarship until his 17th birthday in April 2020, but Liverpool are said to have already agreed professional terms with Elliott, meaning he will pen a new contract as soon as he is eligible to do so.
Fulham had hoped that fast-tracking the teenager to the first team would have been enough to keep him at the club, but their own contract offer to Elliott was turned down, allowing a number of European giants to make their moves.
Primarily a right winger, Elliott is comfortable both on the left and in a more central role, having featured in a number of different positions during his three brief appearances for Fulham's senior side.
The Cottagers have produced a number of exciting young talents in recent years. They sold Patrick Roberts to Manchester City for around £12m in 2015, whilst 19-year-old winger Ryan Sessegnon has also been tipped to move to a Premier League side, with Tottenham Hotspur thought to be winning the race for his signature.
Fulham will likely fail to earn a similar fee for Elliott, given his case now comes down to agreeing compensation with Liverpool. If the two sides cannot strike a deal, it will be taken to a tribunal.
Liverpool are no strangers to such negotiations, having come close to being forced into court to agree a deal when they signed striker Dominic Solanke from Chelsea in 2017.
Source : 90min