Liverpool adding to their exciting next-generation with the reported signing of Harvey Elliot.
The Telegraph exclusively claim that the Reds have won the signature of Elliot this summer. That’s no mean feat, either – Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, and RB Leipzig were all interested.
Elliot, 16, became the youngest ever Premier League player when he stepped onto the pitch against Wolves last May. The game came a month to the day since his 16th birthday – an incredible show of faith from Fulham.
While he only got a couple of minutes that day, he earned another 16 a week later against Newcastle United.
In all, the kid is very highly rated and nearly ready for the first team.
Elliot would be Liverpool’s second signing of the summer, of course, after Sepp van den Berg. The 17-year-old Dutchman arrived from PEC Zwolle last month.
Van den Berg, too, has first-team experience despite his age – he played 10 Eredivisie games last season. Along with Elliot, he’d add to this exciting next-generation that Liverpool are building.
It includes Rhian Brewster. Still only 19, Brewster is to be part of the first-team next season. There’s Ki-Jana Hoever, who earned a first-team debut last season despite being only 16 himself, also against Wolves, funnily enough.
You can even throw Trent Alexander-Arnold into the mix. It’s easy to forget that the European Champion – and arguably the world’s best right-back – is still only 20 himself.
And this is without mentioning the young talents in the academy who are yet to taste first-team football. The likes of Bobby Duncan, arguably the shining light of an academy team that won the Youth Cup last season.
Altogether, Liverpool have a wonderfully exciting next-generation coming through.