BBC Radio Sheffield sports editor, Andy Giddings, has tweeted there is “some truth” in the Ravel Morrison to Sheffield United rumour.
Speculation began that Morrison was on his way to the Blades after a fan tweeted the midfielder was at Bramall Lane. It was spotted this was also liked by the 26-year-old.
— Unitedite (@unitedite) June 27, 2019
There has since been further evidence. Another supporter posted a picture which appears to show Morrison by the pitch alongside manager Chris Wilder and presumably his agent.
— Henry⚔️ (@henryw__) June 28, 2019
And Giddings has added some authority to the talk by stating that Morrison was indeed at United’s home. However, he isn’t sure if a deal is going to be completed.
Understand there is some truth to reports stating talks between #sufc and former #mufc youngster Ravel Morrison. Player was at Bramall Lane yesterday. It’s not clear if a deal is likely at this stage..
— Andy Giddings (@Gids1980) June 28, 2019
The midfielder is a free agent after leaving Swedish side Ostersund earlier in June when his six-month contract at the club expired.
Do Sheffield United need Ravel Morrison?
As a youngster in the Manchester United academy, Morrison was tipped for great things. Yet he left for West Ham United in 2012 after making just three first team appearances.
Things improved in East London and there was even talk of an England call-up. However, The Sun reports that a fall out with then Hammers boss, Sam Allardyce, put an end to that.
Morrison was subsequently loaned to QPR and helped them get promoted to the Premier League in 2013/14. A further loan spell at Cardiff City followed before he was without a club for six months.
Somewhat surprisingly Morrison was signed by Lazio in 2015. That didn’t work out either and a return to R’s on loan and a spell with Atlas in Mexico followed.
Wilder might well feel he can tap into this unfulfilled potential. Morrison would be a useful addition in terms of his position, too, with the ability to play in central midfield and as a number ten.