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.
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.
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.
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.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has hinted that he may be ready to make a move for midfielder Ravel Morrison in the January transfer window.
The 21-year-old has played in only 33 minutes of Premier League action before being sent out on loan to championship outfit Cardiff City. He will be spending the next few days at Cardiff before returning to West Ham just before the start of the January transfer window. Since he has had very limited impact at Cardiff, it looks highly unlikely that West Ham will be prepared to have him in the squad at a time when they are flying high.
Sam Allardyce has entirely transformed this West Ham team into an attractive unit which can also win matches. They have a real opportunity to finish in the top four, and Allardyce will be prepared to sell Morrison in order to buy new players. Redknapp has worked with Morrison in the past and he says that the England international remains a great talent. The former Manchester United man has had difficulties with his character, but Redknapp was one of the few managers who got the best out of him. A reunion will help QPR improve the quality within their ranks.
“I liked him.I think I might be his last chance. He has got to sort himself out. Fergie ended up getting rid of him, Sam got rid of him and they are top, top managers.He has obviously got to look at himself somewhere but I’m open to taking those chances with people. I have done it over the years and so maybe I will do it.He is an amazing talent, I have got to be truthful. He glides over the pitch and has the ability to beat people but he doesn’t put it all together,” said Redknapp.