A number of Championship clubs are considering a loan move for Ravel Morrison in the January transfer window, according to The Sun.
The midfielder has managed just 12 minutes of Premier League football for Sheffield United this season after joining on a free transfer over the summer.
In fact, Morrison hasn’t played for the Blades in any capacity since being subbed off at half-time during an Under-23s match against Burnley on September 30.
The last time the 26-year-old featured for the first team was the Carabao Cup defeat to Sunderland on September 25.
Which is why sides from the second tier are hoping to tempt Morrison to join them in the New Year. However, the Manchester United academy product is determined to make the most of his chance at Bramall Lane – if it ever comes.
Morrison is doing extra work with the coaches after training to try and help him achieve that. Yet as things stand he is some way off Chris Wilder’s starting XI.
John Lundstram, Oliver Norwood and John Fleck have emerged as the first choice central midfield this season. Lundstram and Norwood have started every league game, while Fleck only missed two through injury.
Meanwhile, Morrison hasn’t even made a match day squad since the 2-0 win at Everton on September 21.
Would a loan move be good for Ravel Morrison?
The lack of game time is no slight on Morrison. It’s simply because the current personnel have served Wilder so well.
Going into this weekend’s match with the Red Devils, the South Yorkshire side are fifth in the table. It makes sense that Wilder is sticking with a team in such good form.
Morrison isn’t the only one suffering as a result. Fellow midfielders Luke Freeman, Mo Besic and Ben Osborn are also struggling to get minutes.
Therefore a loan move could work in his favour. But with his contract expiring next summer, if he leaves the Blades in January is he likely to be offered a new one?