Liverpool eye move for Premier League record holder young forward

Liverpool are among a clutch of heavyweight European clubs eyeing a move for Fulham youngster Harvey Elliott.

The teenager became the youngest player in Premier League history when he made his debut against Wolves back in may aged just 16 years and 30 days.

Elliot, who made his first team debut for the Cottagers last September when he was just 15, has failed to agree a new contract and is also being monitored by Real Madrid, Barcelona and RB Leipzig, according to the Evening Standard.

Fulham would be due significant compensation were the player to remain in England but would take a financial hit should the England Under-17 international follow a growing trend and choose to continue his playing education abroad.

‘Often you find that transition is very difficult for young players but with him you wouldn’t know and that’s probably the sign of a top player or someone who has the ability to be a top player because the transition he has made has been very smooth,’ said Fulham manager Scott Parker of Elliott back in May.

‘Three weeks ago when we put him in I’m waiting for the day to think ‘we need to take him out today’  but the boy has just taken it with ease.’

‘He is a technically gifted football player. A special talent. He has got a naturalness about him, an ease. He is very clean with the ball, can handle the ball very well for someone so young.’

Liverpool have made just one signing so far this summer, beating Bayern Munich to another teenage talent in the shape of Dutch centre-half Sepp van den Berg.

Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to make any significant moves in the transfer market and is likely to spend only around £20m on a veratile forward who can deputise for the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.