Fulham youngster Harvey Elliott has attracted the attention of Chelsea, Manchester City and Barcelona, according to The London Evening Standard.
The Cottagers earned their place in the Premier League this season by winning the Championship playoff final in May.
So far, the club have had a mixed bag of results having won two, drawn one and lost two in all competitions, but they have picked up just a singly victory in the league – a 4-2 triumph over Burnley.
At the moment, the club’s focus is on navigating their way through the top flight and retaining their status, but they may need to switch attention to the academy.
According to the The London Evening Standard, Fulham’s promising midfielder Harvey Elliott is being tracked by Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as La Liga giants Barcelona.
The 15-year-old is believed to have caught the attention of Cottagers boss Slavisa Jokanovic, but the youngster cannot pen a professional contract until he turns 17.
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There is nothing that the London club can do contractually just yet due to Elliott’s age, which means that other suitors can jump in.
However, the best example that Fulham can use is Ryan Sessegnon, who was coveted by plenty of elite clubs before he turned pro.
In the end, though, the left-sided star opted to sign his first contract with Fulham and has gone from strength to strength.
Showing Elliott that he could take a similar path is the best way that the Cottagers can convince him to stay put.
From the player’s point of view, continuing his development at Fulham is the best option for him as he risks getting lost in a sea of talent at so-called bigger clubs.