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.”
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.
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.
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.
It seems Ravel Morrison is not going to stay in England any more. The youngster, who is a product of the Manchester United Academy, is all set to pen down a deal with one of the top flight Italian clubs i.e. Lazio.
The previous weekend, Morrison was seen in Italy and according to the reports, he was there for having the medical test which is mandatory before the finalisation of a player’s contract in professional soccer.
The medical is believed to have gone alright and it’s just a matter of a few formalities before Morrison officially makes his way to Stadio Olimpico.