Morrison’s future partly in hands of ex-manager Redknapp
Ravel Morrison, yet to make his international debut for Jamaica, could be on the verge of an English Premier League (PL) contract.
The 26-year-old midfielder has recently been on trial with Sheffield United, but his future with the PL newcomers lies in the balance – and one of his former managers will play a role.
United manager Chris Wilder is aware that he could be taking a gamble by signing Morrison, who has been deemed a misfit at each club he’s represented, because he is considered a loose cannon both on and off the pitch.
Wise Wilder, who admitted that he has been impressed by the former Manchester United academy star, has made contact with retired manager Harry Redknapp for advice on whether to sign Morrison.
The midfielder was on loan at QPR when Redknapp was at the helm, but now he is seeking his ninth club at such a tender age has obviously made numerous managers wary.
Morrison, who returned from United’s pre-season training camp in Portugal because of a sore heel, will not be tackling Spanish side Real Betis tonight (Friday) although he is expected to feature in their next friendly when they face Northampton Town next Saturday.
Having kicked off his career at Manchester United he failed to make an impact with just three appearances in two seasons, and has since become a journeyman.
His last club – Swedish side Östersunds FK – shelved him after four-and-a-half months, and to rub salt into his wounds this occurred whilst Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz were involved in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Battler Morrison, linked with an England senior call-up during the 2013-14 season whilst with West Ham United, was overlooked by Jamaica for their Gold Cup campaign.
Yet his short-term goal is to sign for a top flight club as soon as possible, and he will soon learn his fate with United as they prepare in earnest to kick-off their Premier League season at Bournemouth on 10 August.
Should Morrison made the grade with United then surely Jamaica, who had discontent within their squad during the Gold Cup, will come calling. The Boyz face Antigua & Barbuda on the Nations League on 7 September.
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