By Paul Robinson

9th Feb, 2021 | 7:00pm

Robinson shares Harvey Elliott tribunal verdict: 'Bargain for Liverpool'

Paul Robinson has claimed Liverpool have “got a real bargain” in Harvey Elliott regardless of the result of his tribunal.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one tipped the Reds to pay “a seven-figure sum” for the 17-year-old who arrived at Anfield in July 2019.

Liverpool signed Elliott, who is currently on loan at Blackburn Rovers, as a 16-year-old but could not agree a compensation fee with Fulham for his services.

The matter was therefore referred to the Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC) and a tribunal started on Tuesday to determine the fee.

The Athletic‘s Peter Rutzler claims Fulham want a fee of close to £10million for Elliott, while the Premier League champions have only offered £1million.

When asked for his assessment of Elliott’s tribunal, Robinson told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs:

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“Either way it is a bargain because he is an incredible young player.

“This is the reason we have tribunals, the two clubs are miles apart in their valuations so a tribunal has to be arranged.

“Liverpool will end up paying a fee somewhere in between, a seven-figure sum.

“It is nothing when you are talking about a player of that quality in today’s market though. Liverpool have got a real bargain.” 

Elliott’s move to Anfield could be a landmark case in English football.

The highest fee previously awarded to a club by the PFCC was £6.5million – Liverpool were ordered to pay the sum to Burnley in April 2016.

In other news, Kevin Phillips delivers brilliant first-hand insight on new Liverpool signing Kaide Gordon.