Sheffield United midfielder, Ravel Morrison, is set to join Middlesbrough after failing to impress at Bramall Lane.
The former Man United man only moved to the Blades in the summer. He arrived on a free-transfer and many expected Chris Wilder to finally be the man to get his career on track.
However, things haven’t gone to plan for Morrison. Just 14 Premier League minutes have come his way as well as a handful of cup appearances.
And according to the Sun, Morrison is now set to seal a move to The Riverside with Jonathan Woodgate willing to take a punt on the 26-year-old.
Once lauded as one of the brightest young talents at Old Trafford, ‘Ravel’ was a key member of the youth cup winning squad for the Red Devils.
Coincidentally, he played against the Blades in the final, lining up alongside the likes of Paul Pogba, Michael Keane, and for the Blades, Harry Maguire.
Spells at the likes of West Ham and QPR have threatened to give Morrison’s career lift-off. But so far, he’s yet to fulfil the potential that Alex Ferguson once saw in him.
A move to Boro would represent the tenth club already for Morrison. As time ticks on, it looks more and more like it’s now or never for the midfielder.
Why it’s not worked out for Ravel Morrison
Obviously, we don’t know the inner workings of the club or the type of person Ravel is. However, we can judge things on the pitch.
The form of John Lundstram has kept him out of the picture in the main, while a change in the shape of the Blades midfield meant no room for a number ten. Add to that the fact Mo Besic has impressed, and it becomes difficult for Morrison.
Further to that, United are now edging closer to landing Sander Berge from Genk. A club-record signing, Berge won’t be sitting around on the bench you would think.
All in all, it means chances will be even more limited for Morrison.