According to Sky Sports, former West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison is nearing a loan move from Lazio to Swedish outfit Ostersunds FK and has joined up with the club at their Marbella training camp.
Morrison made just 24 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers between 2012 and 2015 after joining from Manchester United and was sent out on loan three times.
Once billed as one of England’s upcoming talents, the 26-year-old, according to Phil Neville, even outshone a young Paul Pogba, while Red Devils legend Paddy Crerand said he was the best talent he’d seen since George Best. High praise, indeed.
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United sold him to the Irons though as his attitude proved problematic and little changed with his new surroundings. Offloaded to Lazio in 2015, the story has very much stayed the same since as he makes just eight appearances for the Italian outfit since.
West Ham fans have had young talents to get behind since, of which Declan Rice is the latest – the defensive midfielder shone against Liverpool on Monday night and has surely garnered interest from the big clubs.
The 20-year-old looks set to only get better, while Morrison’s potential seemed to waste away the longer his attitude persisted to hold him back, however that hasn’t stopped Irons fans on Twitter from dreaming of a reunion. Could Manuel Pellegrini be the man to get the best out of him, finally?
Here’s the best of the reaction to Morrison’s near-completed switch to Ostersunds, who are set to become his eighth club…
What a player, such a shame
— Ian McKee (@ianmckee58) February 5, 2019
Such a waste of talent ☹️ talent can only take you so far
— Pedro E Son (@pjeason2) February 5, 2019
He was so good, such a shame. Not too late for the lad though
— LasVegasWestHamUtd (@WestHaminVegas) February 5, 2019
I really hope he does well and re-finds his talent …. really wished he’d stayed and had a mentor to help him through tough times
— Pete King (@PeteKing23) February 5, 2019
I’d take him back in a heart beat ⚒
— Bill Maynard (@BillyMaynard) February 5, 2019
Bring him back. Come back @morrisonravel
— IMRANO © ⚒ (@1mrano) February 6, 2019
— Lee (@LeePwhufc) February 6, 2019
When he ran through the whole spurs team I thought we had something
— YG (@Yiannis_AG) February 5, 2019
What a complete and utter waste of talent
— Mark (@ElvinWestside) February 6, 2019
This kid was so gifted, he could have been playing for England instead of Alli.
Such a waste, such a shame
— Mike Riot (@MikeTrueHammer) February 6, 2019