Fulham are holding out for a record fee as the Harvey Elliott case goes to court.
According to The Sun, Fulham want £7m from Liverpool for Elliott. The teenager moved from Fulham to Liverpool in the summer but the London club are owed compensation for him.
Fulham have developed Elliott, who left at the end of his contract at Craven Cottage. Because he is under the age of 23, Liverpool have to pay a compensation fee to Fulham, despite signing him on a free transfer.
Liverpool and Fulham were unable to agree on a compensation package between the two clubs. As a result, this case has gone to a tribunal to determine how much Liverpool should pay Fulham.
The case is being assessed by the Professional Football Compensation Committee at the moment. They will make their decision soon but Fulham have demanded £7m. This would be a record transfer fee for a case settled by a tribunal.
The reason why Liverpool and Fulham haven’t been able to compromise on this compensation fee is due to the major demands. It makes sense for Fulham to demand a significant fee, given just how talented Elliott is.
If he fulfils his potential, the 16-year-old will be worth well in excess of £7m. Having already played for the first-team, Elliott is on the right track.