Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer believes Darren Moore has nothing to lose by signing Ravel Morrison, with The Examiner reporting that the Owls boss has refused to rule out a future move.
The 28-year-old is currently a free agent and had been training with Moore’s side as he looks for a new club following his release from Dutch outfit ADO Den Haag.
It is not the first time Morrison has been released by his team, with Wednesday’s rivals Sheffield United having done the same thing prior. The attacking midfielder also left West Ham in similar fashion back in 2015 after a spell in east London that had some very difficult moments, something his former manager Sam Allardyce spoke about last year.
Nevertheless, Palmer can understand Moore’s decision to take a look at the player and feels signing him could be worth the gamble.
“Darren’s in a difficult situation,” the ex-Wednesday player told FFC. “He’s out of contract, he’s a talented player, Darren took over the situation knowing that the transfer window had gone, knowing that he wasn’t able to bring in any players, so maybe Ravel can help him out from now to the end of the season.”
Palmer concluded by saying:
“Maybe he [Moore] just thinks what’s he got to lose. I’m sure he’s not looking at signing Ravel long-term, but what’s he got to lose short-term from now to the end of the season if he can bring him something different?”
With no transfer window and the predicament 23rd-placed Wednesday are currently in, by no means is it far-fetched for Moore to again consider the possibility of adding Morrison to his squad.