Liverpool close in on Fulham teen as second summer signing

Date published: Tuesday 9th July 2019 10:12

Harvey Elliott Fulham

Liverpool are closing in on their second signing of the summer in the form of Fulham teenager Harvey Elliott, according to reports.

Elliott’s youth contract expired at Fulham last month and the Liverpool Echo claims the Reds will now look to complete a deal this week to bring him to Anfield.

At 16 years and 30 days, Elliott became the youngest-ever Premier League player beating another former Fulham player Matthew Briggs, who had held the record at 16 years and 65 days.

And that appearance alerted other clubs to his talent with Liverpool now ‘close to completing a deal’ for Elliott, who went on to make another Premier League substitute appearance before the end of the season.

The Echo adds that Liverpool ‘are planning to use Harvey Elliott in the first-team set-up at Melwood’ and have ‘no immediate plans to send Elliott to the Kirkby Academy.’

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain were all reportedly interested in Elliott but the 16-year-old ‘grew up supporting’ Liverpool.

The signing would be Liverpool’s second of the summer after they signed another teenager Sepp van den Berg in June.

 

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