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Report: Reds beat a number of Europe's elite to land Fulham youngster

Liverpool are closing in on their second signing of the transfer window with 16 year-old Harvey Elliott set to join the Reds by the end of the week.

The right sided Fulham winger created history at the end of last season when he became the youngest ever player to make a Premier League appearance at just 16 years and 30 days, beating the record of another former Fulham player in Matthew Briggs by 35 days.

Previously he broke the record for the youngest player to appear in the League Cup when he was just 15 years and 174 days away to Millwall in November.

Starting off at QPR, Elliott crossed over to the Whites where he learnt the game alongside the likes of Ryan and Steven Sessegnon.

Those who have watched Elliott closely say he has had a terrific ability to read the game, is certainly not afraid of taking his man on and is more than willing to put himself about on the pitch.

Speaking after his Premier League debut, Fulham manager Scott Parker and captain Tom Cairney were glowing about the future of Elliott.



Parker said " He's a special talent and we want to nurture him the best we can." 

While Cairney was even more effusive in his praise.

"He's been a sensation since he joined in training a few months ago. 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 got a great football brain, an eye for goal and is a very entertaining player.


"Hopefully he will have a long and successful career."

While Fulham saw Elliott's future with them, the England junior international at the U/15s, 16s and 17s level certainly had other ideas by letting his contract run out.

The Liverpool Echo reports that just like central defender Sepp van den Berg, the Reds have beaten some of Europe's elite clubs for his signature including Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG.

Once Elliott signs for the Reds like Van den Berg, he will be integrated into the first team squad where it is thought he will learn a lot more from experienced teammates.

It is believed that the Reds will have to pay a compensation fee which will no doubt be negotiated in the upcoming weeks.

By all reports, this lad has all the tools to make it at the highest level.

And with Jurgen Klopp as his manager, he will be learning from one of the best managers in the world who has a adept quality of developing young talent.


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