Liverpool have a first professional contract ready for young talent Harvey Elliott, but the club have to wait for their youngster to sign the deal.
The teenager turned 17 this week and that means he is eligible for his first professional deal. As reported by the Liverpool Echo, the Reds have every intention of giving Elliott that deal with the maximum three-year proposal looking likely.
Unfortunately, unlike many 17th birthday celebration contract signings in the past, Elliott and Liverpool have to wait. The nation remains in lockdown due to the global health crisis and Elliott is therefore unable to put pen to paper on a deal.
The youngster has impressed since arriving at Liverpool from Fulham in the summer. Elliott has been a regular in the FA Cup and EFL Cup for Liverpool this season and even made his Premier League debut against Sheffield United back in January.
Clearly Jurgen Klopp is already a big fan of the player, who Fulham reportedly (The Times) hope will end up setting Liverpool back £7 million in compensation after a tribunal.
Liverpool fans have also been impressed with the talented attacker’s swagger and skill with many hopeful he can go on to be a first-team star at Anfield.
If he lives up to that potential, a £7 million fee might look like pittance one day.