Former Manchester United player Ravel Morrison has moved to Mexican club Atlas on a season loan deal.
The player who now plays for Italian side Lazio has failed to establish himself in the first team and as a result, has been allowed to leave in order to get playing time.
Ravel Morrison said that he is happy with the move and that he will be focusing on getting enough playing time. He said that he had struggled a lot last season as he fails to get enough chances in the Lazio team despite being fit. He will be hoping that he will get more time on the field with the Mexican side.
Ravel Morrison who played under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United was released by the club. His career has since been marred by reports of indiscipline, and he has failed to get a sustained run in a team.
Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp has handed a trial to talented midfielder Ravel Morrison.
The former Manchester United star used a City shirt for the first time in four years in the game against FC Union Berlin.
The player is on trial at the club as plans for the player were foiled in Wolfsberg. Morrison was handed an opportunity in the game though the Blues eventually lost the pre-season friendly game 1-0.
Redknapp admitted that the player had “good ability.” The coach hinted that the player would get more opportunities upfront, claiming he was “too deep.”
The story of Ravel Morrison is a very similar one to Robinho, both were players that absolutely amazed during their childhood, during the time that they spent performing in their respective youth academy teams but after being promoted to the main team, things quickly began to crumble.
Ravel Morrison is not such a well-known figure as Robinho or as other youngsters but the English player has received from some of the most respected figures in the world of football including: Sir. Alex Ferguson and Gary Neville.
“Ravel Morrison might be the saddest case. He possessed as much natural talent as any youngster we ever signed, but he kept getting into trouble. It was painful to sell him to West Ham in January 2012 because he could have been a fantastic player. But, over a period of several years, the problems off the pitch continued to escalate and so we had little option but to cut the cord.” This is what Sir. Alex Ferguson wrote on his 2nd book as he talked about naturally talented players who have had a tough childhood and it has affected their professional careers from kicking off in full force.
At the age of 14, Ravel Morrisson admitted to criminal damage after having thrown his partner´s phone from her parent’s window and also intimidating a witness to a knifepoint robbery. The English youngster was also fined for bein involved in domestic violence or things of this nature.
QPR coach Ian Holloway has told Ravel Morrison that he needs to prove his worth to the team if he wants to stay next season.
He said it is not sufficient to have a reputation as you need to demonstrate that you are good enough to play for QPR.
This is the second time that Ravel Morrison has joined QPR, and he is currently on loan from Lazio. QPR has the option of signing the player permanently, but Ian Holloway has stated that nothing will happen if the player does not put in more effort in his performance.
Ian Holloway said that Ravel Morrison is a good player and that he loves him, but he knows that the player has had some issue with discipline. The coach said that the player should be ready to work hard and also be on time in training. He stated that this was a major issue in the past with the player and that he will need to change if he wants to have a contract with QPR.
Former Tottenham Spurs manager, Harry Redknapp believes that Man United outcast, Ravel Morrison can still become one of the world’s best.
Ravel grew up alongside Paul Pogba at the Manchester United academy and was tipped to break into the club’s first team.
Redknapp believes that Sir Alex Ferguson saw Morrison as the best young player in the youth team at that time. But despite Fergie being a big fan, Ravel never played a single match for the Red Devils before moving on to Lazio in 2015. Morrison left Man United despite being their brightest youth prospect at the time.
The midfielder’s career at Lazio is now out in the cold, but former England manager, Harry Redknapp believes that the player can still attain his full potentials.
Redknapp wrote in his new book ‘It Shouldn’t Happen To A Manager’:
“Ravel Morrison was another genius at school. Sir Alex Ferguson thinks that he was the best young player that he has ever had. I could believe that from the time I spent with him at QPR.
Former Manchester United and West Ham player, Ravel Morrison was pictured at the Nou Camp when Barcelona defeated Manchester City 4-0 in the UEFA Champions League.
The Lazio midfielder is yet to play for his club this season. He seems to have spent way more tome travelling to see others playing than actually playing himself. The 23-year old star was one of the youth stars many would have sworn would become a global football brand due to his raw talent.
The player enjoyed front row seat as Barcelona humiliated their former Manager – Pep Guardiola. Morrison’s career has been gradually winding down since his move to Italy. The youngster has played 159 minutes, contributing no goals or assists. He watched as Lionel Messi and Neymar proved their selves. Messi was the man to watch as he killed the game for the Catalonia-based outfit.
All summer there have been a lot of speculations regarding the return of former Red Devils player Ravel Morrison to England.
The Lazio midfielder was reported to be set to join English Championship side Aston Villa as they fight to return to top flight football. On Twitter, Morrison was a major subject of debate until the owner of the club Dr. Tony Xia ended the speculations.
“Until today, he hasn’t been on our list,” Dr Tony tweeted from his personal handle. Villa are on the market for a creative player to boost the attack of the squad. They have been linked with a transfer of Patrick Bamford from Chelsea on a loan deal, with many factors yet stalling the deal. Morrison’s transfer to Villa remains uncertain, as other clubs that have been linked with the player this summer.
Ravel was in the news this summer when he posted a link to a video of a chipped penalty whilst in action for Lazio in pre season games. He posted the link during the heat of argument about the Paul Pogba deal. Morrison was one of Manchester United’s best prospects, and he partnered with the Frenchman in the youth team. He was skilful, athletic and balanced as a player. Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand even disclosed that he remains the best youth player he has seen at Old Trafford, but the player just couldn’t live up to his potential.
Aston Villa being listed among the favorites with BetVictor is all set to sign the former Manchester United midfielder Morrison for this summer.
Villa having the closest rivals Swansea and Everton as the midfielder in the race is keen to make it to top by signing Ravel Morrison. There has been no suggestions made by Roberto Di Matteo at Villa, although the news in on and under development. There is no denying that Morrison would be the best addition for Aston Villa. The attacking midfielder will certainly improve the squad quality if the deal gets finalized and completed.
The 23 year old midfielder is now at Lazio and his stay in Italy seems to be coming to a halt. This is due to the fact that the player has not played much for Lazio after he moved there in the year 2015. Hence, he needs to show his worth which will add to his career development. Morrison is highly talented but it needs to be showcased well enough to earn more popularity and success in his career.
Stan Collymore writes in the Sunday People that the player must have Ravel Morrison sad tale in mind if he wants to make it to the top.
Collymore writes that like a lot of teenage boys, Marcus Rashford’s bedroom walls will probably be adorned with posters of the hottest models and his biggest football heroes, but right now he needs to look at only two pin-ups when he opens his eyes every morning: Ruud van Nistelrooy on one wall and Ravel Morrison on the other.
“Van Nistelrooy will remind the latest talent to emerge from the Manchester United production line of everything he can achieve at the club through hard work and dedication. Morrison, however, will serve as a cautionary tale of what happens when you don’t make the most of your ability. I watched a show called London Live last week on which Jason Cundy, the former Chelsea and Tottenham defender, interviewed West Ham’s James Tomkins. Tomkins said that Morrison, by a country mile, was the most talented player he had ever trained with.
English player, Ravel Morrison could be heading back to the UK after a disappointing season with Italian side, Lazio. The attacking midfielder is widely linked with a return to England after failing to score any goal or provide any meaningful impact for his club.
Ravel Morrison started well with Birmingham in the 2012/2013 season in England where he was on loan from West Ham. He played 30 matches for the English club and scored 3 goals. He returned to West Ham after his loan spell before going on loan to Queen Park Rangers in the 2013/2014 season. He also spent time in Cardiff on loan before returning to West Ham again at the end of the loan. He was unattached last season before eventually getting the Lazio contract.
The 23-year old signed a four year deal with the Italian outfit. The young talent has not started any match this season for the club. Of 32 matches this season in the Serie A, he was in the squad 19 games and sat through 16 matches. In the last three Serie A matches against AC Milan, AS Roma and Palermo, Morrison was not in the squad.
The former West Ham player has really struggled at the club. Morrison was linked with a return to his former club, West Ham aside other English teams like Swansea, Derby County and Bournemouth.