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 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.
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.
It’s been over 7 months since Landon Donovan announced his retirement and stepped down from playing football at a competitive stage. The retire American has been spending his time travelling as he visited India, the Maldives and Peru.
In a recent interview, Donovan revealed that he does not have desire on making a return to the playing grounds but there are a few aspects of his former life that Donovan does indeed miss.
“I miss the game days. When I’m here in the stadium on game days, I miss that. I don’t miss the travel, I don’t miss the hot summer training sessions, I don’t miss having to take care of yourself 24-7, but the game days, the energy in the stadium, I certainly miss. I think that part is the part you can’t get back anywhere else.”
Landon Donovan continued on saying that he still continues watching matches of LA Galaxy and has attended some of their games by going to the stadium but there are moments when Donovan feels like he can help out his former team and would like to get into the pitch and help them out.
One of the dreams that Donovan has stated on numerous occasions is to turn into a coach as he wants to be the coach of the American national side but another one of things that Donovan wants to accomplish is to be the owner of a sports team.
“I have always had a dream to be an owner of a sports team, and hopefully an MLS team. If that opportunity presents itself, or something as a high-level executive, that’s something I would certainly look at seriously.” Landon Donovan added on.
QPR are reportedly considering making an offer for attacking midfielder Ravel Morrison, who is currently with Italian club Lazio.
Despite being regarded as one of the most talented players of his generation, the career path of the former Manchester United trainee has been on a downhill ever since he gained his first contract at Old Trafford. A number of managers like Sam Allardyce and even Sir Alex Ferguson has given up hope on Morrison, but the England under 21 international has received a strange backing from former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp. Currently out of work, Redknapp is looking to return to management but not anytime soon.
He has not experienced Morrison as a person, but Redknapp believes that the 22-year-old can still become a great player that many expected him to become. He has urged to QPR to take a gamble on the player. Newly relegated QPR face an uphill battle in order to get back into the Premier League partly because of their immense financial troubles. It would not allow them to spend a considerable amount of fees on players, while also requiring them to sell existing stars like Charlie Austin. In such a scenario, QPR recruitment chief Les Ferdinand recently confirmed that Morrison remained a transfer target for the club.