Liverpool have completed the signing of 16-year-old winger Harvey Elliott from Fulham.
Elliott, who left Craven Cottage after his youth contract expired in June, became the youngest player to feature in the Premier League when he appeared for relegated Fulham against Wolves aged 16 years and 30 days in May. He had already made his Fulham debut in the 3-1 League Cup win over Millwall in September aged 15.
The England under-17 midfielder was linked with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Leipzig, but had been expected to seal a move to Anfield.
“To have joined the club that I supported as a boy is a dream come true for me and all of my family and it’s an incredible feeling to now officially be able to call myself a Red!” the 16-year-old wrote on Instagram.
“I can’t wait to get started and it will be a truly special feeling to pull the famous red jersey on. I’ll work as hard as I possibly can for the club and I feel Anfield is the perfect place for me to develop and progress as a player.”
Elliott will now be part of the Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool squad for Sunday’s friendly against Napoli in Edinburgh and the subsequent training camp in Evian.