Fulham and Liverpool will learn the cost of Harvey Elliott at an upcoming tribunal. But as the former ask for a hefty price, a Liverpool sale could work against the Reds.
Liverpool will soon owe Fulham a chunk of cash after a tribunal decides what compensation to award over Harvey Elliott. The two teams couldn’t come to an agreement, thus the need for a tribunal.
The Reds signed one of the most promising young English talents around in Elliott, of course. That’s something he’s showing on loan at Blackburn this season.
But how much should that cost?
Well, the Athletic reports that Fulham want a record-breaking £10m sum. That would be far and away the most, too, given the current record is £6.5m for Danny Ings.
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Which, once again, Liverpool paid.
So why do Fulham want so much? They have their reasons – good reasons, too – and one of which is the current price of young players.
The report highlights their own sale of Ryan Sessegnon to Tottenham Hotspur. That cost Spurs £24m and Fulham think Elliott is better.
Another ‘relevant’ transfer features Liverpool, though – Rhian Brewster to Sheffield United.
The Blades paid £20m for Brewster despite the fact he’d never played in the Premier League. Again, the Athletic makes it clear that this is relevant to Fulham’s position.
Elliott, after all, had actually featured in the Premier League before joining Liverpool. That should see his fee rise when Brewster, someone who hadn’t, still went for £20m.
Fulham won’t get £20m, of course, and may not even get £10m. But their position is clear and it’s undoubtedly a strong one.
The sale really does hurt Liverpool’s position, too. How can they claim Elliott shouldn’t command much compensation when they’re asking for – and getting – £20m for Brewster?