At 21-years-old, some believe Ravel Morrison’s Premier League career could be coming to an end.
After being signed to Manchester United at 17, nothing has gone as planned.
The young midfielder has seen his reputation tarnished by off the field incidents, and has struggled to maintain a spot on a Premier League roster.
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Manchester United released Morrison in 2012, and after signing with West Ham, he has spent most of his time on loan stints in the Championship.
Despite making 16 appearances for the Hammers in the beginning of last season, he was loaned out to Queens Park Rangers, where he helped the Hoops earn promotion into the Premier League. He returned to Upton Park, only to be loaned out again, this time to Cardiff City.
His loan at Cardiff was cut short this week, and Morrison will be in search of a new club as West Ham has said he is not in their future plans.
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Fortunately for Morrison, he may have one final lifeline.
Harry Redknapp was impressed by Morrison’s play during his spell at Loftus Road, and said he may be the youngster’s “last chance” at making it.
I think I might be his last chance. He has got to sort himself out. Fergie ended up getting rid of him, Sam got rid of him and they are top, top managers.
He has obviously got to look at himself somewhere but I’m open to taking those chances with people. I have done it over the years and so maybe I will do it.
He is an amazing talent, I have got to be truthful. He glides over the pitch and has the ability to beat people but he doesn’t put it all together. There is something missing, isn’t there? There is a screw loose somewhere. He isn’t that bad a lad and has had a hard life.”
If Redknapp does choose to bring Morrison back to Queens Park, he would be taking a big gamble on a talented player that has squandered his previous opportunities to make it in the Premier League.
With QPR currently sitting in the relegation zone, it may be worth the risk.