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The Reds will pay up to £ 4.3 million ($ 6 million) to the London team in compensation, but that hasn’t appeased the coach at Craven Cottage.
Fulham manager Scott Parker has sparked a flush of frustration over a court ruling that Liverpool must pay an initial £ 1.5m for Harvey Elliott, claiming it is “crazy” the Cottagers don’t see which he believes is adequate compensation for the teen’s talent.
The Professional Football Compensation Committee ordered the Reds to pay an initial £ 1.5 million, plus £ 2.8 million in performance related clauses, for a maximum total of £ 4.3 million ( $ 6 million), following a protracted saga surrounding disagreements over a fee for then -16 years in 2019.
Fulham said they were “satisfied” with the outcome in a short statement following the ruling, but those sentiments don’t seem to spread to their coach, who remains angry that his team probably won’t see even half of their £ 8 million starting price. ($ 11 million).
What Parker Said
With Elliott, currently on loan at Blackburn, needing to make 100 appearances for Liverpool and win a cap for England to earn the full fee, the Cottagers boss took aim at the court ruling.
“I was disappointed in everything because this is a player that had developed at this club for a long, long time,” Parker said.
“We gave it its debut. You don’t want to spend £ 20-30 million on players. This is why the academy is so important to us. We want to develop these players. But we have developed that player to be carried by a great club.
“Four million pounds for a player that we developed and in which we think that the world, and then go away like it did, is crazy. Harvey Elliott has the potential to be a top-notch soccer player, but Liverpool have taken him away from us by minimal numbers of what he’s capable of. “
Goal’s opinion on Elliott’s fee
“It’s fair to say that, for Liverpool, this is a very good result. Fulham expected at least double the final rate, and maybe even more.
“Given Elliott’s record-breaking exploits, he became the youngest player in the Premier League before leaving Craven Cottage, and has since become the youngest player to start a game for Liverpool, and his excellent form for Blackburn This season, many expected them to get what they wanted.
“In the end though, the fee seems to be very much in Liverpool’s favor. A lot of people at Anfield expect it to become a first team, even if the road is very difficult to travel, and in the next few years those £ 4m The figure may well appear slim – in fact, Liverpool could probably already sell it for much more than that.
“However, they will not. He will return to Anfield at the end of the season much better for his experience in the Championship. Fulham’s defeat is very much Liverpool’s gain.”
Neil Jones, Liverpool correspondent