West Ham United have agreed a deal to sign Manchester United youngster Ravel Morrison for an undisclosed fee according to the Daily Mail. The Championship club are understood to have managed to sign the precocious midfielder from under the noses of Premier League duo Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers, who both made bids earlier in the window. Morrison will join West Ham on a permanent deal, rather than a loan deal that was in the pipeline, and the move will give the 18-year-old to show just how good he is under the tutelage of Sam Allardyce.
It is thought that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was relatively keen to keep hold of Morrison, but the opportunity for first team football proved too strong for the youngster. The attacking midfielder is sure to please the Upton Park faithful with his style of football, but his development mentally will be just as important as time on the pitch. If all goes to plan for club and player then Morrison will be back in the Premier League next year plying his trade at the highest level with the Hammers.