The latest transfer fire storm involves West Ham starlet Ravel Morrison. The England U21 international started his career at Manchester United, before moving to the Hammers in search of first team football. He has seen his stock rise after impressive performances for both club and country, most notably during the European U21 qualifying rounds.
Morrison is comfortable with the ball at his feet, possessing close control and good vision to pick a pass. Mainly a central midfielder, Ravel also possesses the pace and skill to play on the wings, making him an overall threat going forward.
Disciplinary problems have been prevalent for Morrison however, with the player having been involved in many bust ups, most noticeably with Wilfried Zaha during an England U21 match. It was also reported that his “bad attitude” in training considered Birmingham manager Lee Clark to terminate his loan deal.
Nonetheless, Morrison is a talented footballer who could prove a real asset in the future. Many were surprised at West Ham’s decision to loan the player to QPR in January, as his talent could surely be of use to the struggling outfit. At 21, many dub Morrison as one of the faces of the incoming England revolution of young players alongside Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Danny Welbeck and others. There is no doubt that later along the line as he further develops he will be courted by Europe’s best, but for the near future West Ham should do all they can to keep Morrison in their ranks.