After signing his first senior contract, Harvey Elliott’s former club Fulham are demanding a fee of £7 million for the 17-year-old.
Along with youth teammate Curtis Jones, the playmaker recently penned his first senior contract with Liverpool (via BBC Sport). The teenager has committed himself to three years with the Merseyside outfit, but it doesn’t come without complications from his former club.
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According to Paul Joyce (relayed via @LFCTransferRoom), Fulham are calling for an independent tribunal in order to get the sum of £7m for Elliott’s move to Liverpool.
Loads of Liverpool fans have responded to the news and are mocking owners Fenway Sports Group. One supporter has tweeted ‘summer budget gone’ whilst another has said ‘no Thiago’. The comments are likely to be tongue-in-cheek jibes at FSG for letting transfer target Timo Werner slip through the net. The club reportedly didn’t finalise a move due to the financial impacts of coronavirus.
Liverpool have been linked to a move for Thiago Alcantara (via Daily Mail), which Kopites are jokingly assuming is off the table if the club must pay £7m for Elliott.
Read more comments from the Anfield faithful here:
Welp. No Thiago or no one else this summer. 7M??? That’s 90% of our budget. Not cool Fulham, not cool.
— sT33LyDK (@ozzymz1245) July 9, 2020
— PL CHAMPIONS 19🔱🔴 (@Origi_goat) July 9, 2020
Our transfer budget down the drain then.
— siseñor (@advaitlfc) July 9, 2020
Who’s telling Fulham we can’t afford him then? 🤣
— karl (@karln10) July 9, 2020
That’s summer budget gone!!!!!
— #Lfc (@Lfc56376233) July 9, 2020
Well, there’s our transfer budget gone
— ximanuz (@ximanuz) July 9, 2020
They are trying to pull an us on us 😂only we can sell players for ridiculous prices
— @caitss_r (@CaitssR) July 9, 2020
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