Sam Allardyce has revealed that he’s unsure about Ravel Morrison’s West Ham future.
The ‘bad boy’ midfielder was recently sent back to Upton Park early from a loan spell at Cardiff City, and reports have since indicated that the Hammers are ready to terminate his contract amid fears that his attitude and commitment are not of the required level.
Although a talented footballer, Morrison has been in trouble off the pitch on numerous occasions, with his most recent issues surrounding a dispute with an ex-girlfriend – for which he appeared in court.
Manchester United lost patience with the player initially due to his troubles, but the Irons looked to have got him back on the right path at the start of last season, at which point his form led to talk of an England call-up.
And when quizzed on the situation, West Ham boss Allardyce said:
“It’s difficult to say [about Morrison’s future] because obviously it hasn’t worked at Cardiff.” He’s quoted by talkSPORT.
“With me having such a big squad this season I felt it better for him to try to go and get some football and see how it goes but it hasn’t worked that well and he’s back here with us now.
“That’s before his loan expires at Cardiff so we’ll have to look at the situation over the New Year but my focus isn’t on Ravel, it’s on my first-team squad continuing the great run of form they’re on at the moment.”