Liverpool and Fulham Football Club were involved in a financial dispute over the amount of fee that had to be paid for the transfer of Harvey Elliott. The highly rated 17 year old is currently on loan to Blackburn Rovers and is lighting up the Championship with his goals and assists. He has shown consistency and intelligence that not many older players show and that has impressed the players and staff of Blackburn Rovers. Now Liverpool have been ordered to pay a guaranteed fee of £1.7 million which could potentially rise to more due to add-ons.
Liverpool have a one of a kind young player in their hand and could transform him into a genius
In the summer of 2019, Harvey Elliott was the youngest player to have ever played in the Premier League at the age of 16 years and 30 days. Then caretaker Scott Parker started him in the match against Wolves and gave him a lot more chances in the remaining matches of the 2018/19 Premier League season. His talent was enough to attract attention from European giants Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain and his boyhood club Liverpool. He eventually signed for Liverpool in the 2019/20 season and has impressed his manager Jurgen Klopp.
Due to the intense competition in the Liverpool squad and inability to get chances in the first team, Harvey Elliott was loaned to Blackburn Rovers for him to develop and get more experience. Blackburn Rovers currently sit at 8th place in the Championship table and are quite far from qualifying for the Premier League. They are currently 14 points behind Norwich City and face quite an uphill ordeal should they want to secure Premier League qualification.
A dispute had arisen between Liverpool and Fulham Football Club on the amount of fee that had to be paid for the young player’s transfer. Now a tribunal has ruled that Liverpool will have to pay a guaranteed fee of £1.7 million. This fee could potentially rise to £4.3 million based on performance conditions and other criterias. Fulham also have a 20% sell-on clause, meaning that they will pocket 20% of the amount that Liverpool will make if they choose to sell Harvey Elliott.