Liverpool’s signing of Harvey Elliott was arguably the Reds’ most exciting transfer of a quiet window. Jürgen Klopp didn’t add any first team players to his Champions League winning squad. The Anfield side did however add 2 youngsters in the shape of Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg. The cost of the 16-year-old’s move is yet to be resolved as the Reds picked the player up on a free but, due to his age, they owe Fulham compensation. Paul Joyce has reported that the Cottagers have named their Harvey Elliott fee as £7m.
The final figure is likely to be decided by tribunal, much like the transfer of Danny Ings. After Liverpool brought Danny Ings to Merseyside on a free, a tribunal ordered the Reds to pay £8m in compensation to Burnley, as reported by The Independent.
A sum of £7m seems like a bargain for Harvey Elliott given his ability relative to his age and the competition Liverpool had for his signature. With the transfer market so ridiculously inflated at the minute, especially when it comes to young players, the Reds may have pulled off a coup if the number doesn’t rise. After all, Barcelona agreed a £135.5m deal for Ousmane Dembele when he was just 20 years old.
Twitter has reacted to the bargain Harvey Elliott fee that Liverpool could end up paying for their winger.
Kopites believe we should bite their hand off at that price and should pay it without hesitation.
£7m for Harvey Elliott? Just pay it. Looks absolutely worth it.
— Terje Jøsang (@tjosang) September 26, 2019
Fans are rubbing their hands in delight given the player’s unknown potential, one supporter even thinking he is the air to the greatest ever.
£7m for Messi’s heir at Liverpool? pic.twitter.com/sEYVsQfDzw
— 🇨🇭 (@BallerShaqiri) September 26, 2019
When you put the fee in the context of our other summer dealings, it seems like a decent swap.
And if we get £7m for Ryan Kent, then that would effectively pay for Harvey Elliott’s likely Tribunal compensation fee to Fulham. The Net Spend boys will be happy tonight.
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) August 7, 2019
Another fan was flabbergasted, asserting £7m is just a fraction of his value.
Let’s all be honest he’s worth 10 times that
— Mustafa 🇵🇰 (@_Mustafak2108) September 26, 2019
If the figure is just a fraction of his current value, imagine in a few years…
Pay them. That’s a bargain for him. He’ll be worth £700m in 3 years
— Dijkinho (@Dijkinho) September 26, 2019
One fan pointed out that the figure arose after Elliott put in a stellar performance on his Liverpool debut.
“Oh shit he’s good, can we have some more money please” – Fulham FC
— Chris (@Clambous) September 26, 2019
And of course, one Kopite believes that Fulham owe us one after an infamous Roy Hodgson era move.
just call a truce for Konchesky deal. Gave us horror.
— The English Cruyff (@TheGreatLallana) September 26, 2019