Real Madrid wanted to sign Harvey Elliott from Fulham last summer but he turned the move down to join Liverpool, according to The Athletic.

The 17-year-old wonderkid was given a tour of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium and the club’s training facilities. When offered the chance to meet club captain Sergio Ramos, he refused it because of what Ramos did to Mo Salah during the 2018 Champions League final.

As well as Madrid, there was interest from PSG, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal, but the lifelong Liverpool fan decided to join the club he supports to develop under the stewardship of Jurgen Klopp.