Newcastle Make Increased Bid For Ravel Morrison


News today that Newcastle have doubled their offer for Manchester United’ 18 year-old attacking midfielder Ravel Morrison.

Ravel Morrison – Newcastle increase their bid to £1M

We reported yesterday that Newcastle had bid around £500K for the youngster, but the news today is that Newcastle have gone back in with an improved  £1M bid.

The youngster is out of contract in the summer, and it appears that Sir Aex Ferguson is now ready to let him leave the Manchester club, so it will be interesting to see if they accept Newcastle’s new offer.

If no agreement can be reached on the fee the case, will go to an arbitration committee who will then set the fee.

Morrison signed a two and a half year contract on his 17th birthday in February of 2010, and the player, who was born in Wythenshawe, has made only three senior appearances for the Red Devils, all of them in the Carling Cup, and two of them in this season’s competition.

As we mentioned yesterday,  Morrison’s discipline has been a problem at the Manchester club, and the lad has missed training on a number of occasions, but he is a hugely talented youngster.

Morrison is not happy that he has made only three first team appearances,  which has caused some friction with the Manchester management.

The 18 year-old will be hoping to get more chances at the Newcastle club, who are becoming known for giving their youngsters a chance in the first team, and for signing a number of top young players  from across Europe.

Newcastle are favroties to sign the player since his advisors beleive he would get first team games on Tyneside, and a source close to the player had this to say about the youngster today:

“Ravel has got plenty to prove and Newcastle have got nothing to lose.” “This deal potentially works for everybody,”

“Ravel is just desperate to play first-team football at a big club and Newcastle certainly qualify on that front.”

Morrison can play either as a midfielder or up front as a striker.

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50 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 13, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #1

    Hmmm…not sold on this one yet. Has anything officially been said by Newcaslte yet?

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  • Ollieh51

    Jan 13, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #2

    Vuckic
    Abeid
    Gosling
    Guthrie…

    Do we need another CM really? And one that appears to have more issues than Time magazine already?

    Even if we get in to Europe, I can’t see him having more game time with us…

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  • Stuart

    Jan 13, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #3

    Nothing ever is until the deals have been confirmed Ibizatoon.

    Dont want him myself, we’ve already got a arsey convict ‘prospect’ in Ranger, dont really need another one to draw bad attention towards us.

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  • MarkO

    Jan 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #4

    Dont want him

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 13, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #5

    It does seem odd. Aren’t we trying to offload Ranger for exactly the same reasons as united? Surely this is just rubbsih

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  • jukitsu

    Jan 13, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Don’t want thugs in our club!

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  • Ollieh51

    Jan 13, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #7

    @ Ibizatoon – never mind that, the lad’s on a free at the end of the year and he’s not going to be playing this season.

    Why spend £1m on him now?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 13, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #8

    Also very true Ollie…still don’t think we want or need him tbh. Would seem more of a problem than he’s worth…sadly

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 13, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #9

    At a boy Pards, lets full to the top Newcastle with manure rejects. Will be the same story as Ranger. The next target – Bebe!

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  • Stuart

    Jan 13, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #10

    jesus christ mate, save the insults until you actually find out if theres any truth to it spitfire. For all we know its pure fantasy cooked up by some journalist.

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  • bigglestoon

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #11

    this is awful, simply awful. We don’t want to waste our small budget on morrison. We need a f*cking CB. What happened to Tomkins, and that lot.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #12

    He won’t be ‘Free’ in the summer. Because he is under 22 we would have to pay Utd compensation anyway which would be settled by a tribunal. £1 Million is probably less than what we would pay at a tribunal hearing BUT Utd want a sell on clause added which wouldn’t happen if we sign him in the summer.

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  • bigglestoon

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #13

    don’t want him. Not good enough for man utd, not good enough for us. Wanna see a good centre back bought in, just in case we get an injury and perch has to step in, who is simply awful.

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #14

    @Stuart

    I apologize for the frivolity.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #15

    bigglestoon, he is good enough for Utd but he’s a problem child and he has turned down their contract offer as he wants first team football. My brother’s a Utd fan and really really really doesn’t want to see this guy go. Find some Youtube clips of him, he has sick skills. I like our ambition for going after him but unless his off field antics change it is a HUGE gamble as he is part of a gang culture in Manchester which could spell bigger than Barton levels of trouble.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #16

    Still not convinced on this.
    An 18 year old who’s not happy with how little he plays. (18!!)
    A problem child beyond Ranger.
    Will be behind Guthrie, Gosling, Vuckic, HBA, Abeid in the pecking order.
    I dunno, obviously the lad has potential, even the Journal claiming he’d be one of the bigges coups in MAs era.
    But i dunno, there will be allot of personal extra terms to be sorted for this to go through.

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  • geoff777

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #17

    Brilliant news.

    The lad has great skills and potential.
    So he’s got an attitude and sleeps in … he’s a teenager!!!

    It’s Pardew’s problem not ours.
    Give the lad a clean slate and a big Geordie welcome.

    This lad could be a huge player.

    HWTL

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  • terencelim

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #18

    @SuperShearer,

    I have seen Shane Ferguson done much “sicker” skills than this kid. If Shane Ferguson isn’t good enough for 1st team, I can’t see a Manure reject is good enough.

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #19

    Shockingly I am actually not against this. Low price and probably low wages for a kid widely touted to be a future star

    Has his issues but moving away from Manchester could sort him out and training with our first team will help. As for where he’ll play my guess is he’d be our new ST rather than a CAM and he would likely get games

    Potential out weighs the risk on this one for me (if its a low cost transfer and low wages)

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  • geoff777

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #20
  • connor_nufc

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #21

    will people stop calling him a man u reject. man u want to keep him but he wont sign a new contract. hes meant to be one of the most brighest propects in english football. and also hes not a cm. plays number 10 role

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #22

    Didn’t someone say on here a little while ago that they were “informed” that something like 50% off transfer fees to newcaslte went in to the youth system? I suppose 1m tester on a supposed future world beater isn’t the worst punt…still not sure though

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  • martoon

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #23

    The thinking is probably: if you move him away from his crim. mates then his attitude will improve. Probably with a punt and as somebody suggested yesterday put some discipline clauses in his contract.

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #24

    i believe in giving everyone a 2nd chance. Ranger had to go , end of . I think nufc give him more than enough chances , even he would have to hold his hands up and say ” fair play i blew it” If Morrison is good enough ???????? and i have never seen him play , but judging by some of you lads ne seems pretty decent , then why not take a punt.The risk should be what it is “a risk”and noway be some kind of bargaining tool for Ba -ie player plus money for ba.Yes we have had these hot headed lads before ,so maybe a loan spell till end of season to assess the player first, could be the most sensible option for everybody

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  • xmindcrimex

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #25

    That’s a picture of Joshua King, who’s from Norway actually. I searched for Ravel Morrison on google, and that pic came up for me too (among with many others that’s actually of RM), so someone has made a mistake with that one somewhere.

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #26

    @connor_nufc

    Right now Ben Arfa is our “number 10” (even that Pardew doesn’t use him until now) but Morrison wants to play regularly. Why on earth we will want another “number 10” after we have Ben Arfa and Vuckic?

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  • magfly

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #27

    This kid is awesome plays up front as well. I live Manchester and the fans don’t want this lad to leave he is massive prospect but does have issues and he is from wythenshaw which is rough.This lad is not like ranger he is a massive talent.

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #28

    id rather have titus bramble turn up to my house in full rubber gimp clobber asking for a three way with his brother.

    dont know nowt about this kidder so cant add anything constructive to the melting pot

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  • RoxstaH

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #29

    This lad can play in the wings too. So he can give pardew more option to choose from. Massive talent.

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  • solano

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #30

    There’s a nice club owned flat in Cruddas Park that he could move into, to isolate him from his homies back in Manchester. There’s also some friendly charvas that will show him around his new ‘hood. And there’s a quiet city centre where he can relax and enjoy a drink with anonymity…(he’s a local rapper)
    Newcastle has always been a quiet golfish bowl to re-invent yourself 😉

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  • geoff777

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #31

    @xmindcrimex

    You are right that isn’t Ravel.
    Ravel seems to shave patterns in his eyebrows.
    When I was his age I had dyed orange hair spiked like Bowie.
    Which is way cooler and probably why it all fell out.

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  • solano

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #32

    *goldfish….ahem….if he takes up wearing pringle sweaters and horrendous pantaloons and playing golf, then we really will have reformed him!

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  • solano

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #33

    Geoff=Ziggy Stardust!
    Maybe you could sing “Five Years” in tribute to the Ashley plan? 😉

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #34

    Sir Alex described him as the best talent to come out of they academy since Paul Scholes, he is some player jus has issues off the pitch weve gave Ranger/Carroll/Barton loads of chances why cant we give Ravel 1 hes better than all 3 players

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  • geoff777

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #35

    @Solano

    Great songs that stood the test of time.
    I still love the albums up to and including Diamond Dogs.

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  • solano

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #36

    GT89….according to popular opinion, we failed in “changing” all 3 of the names you mention!

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  • solano

    Jan 13, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #38

    Geoff..the country’s greatest solo star for me! Total Legend. I’m Hunky Dory or a Spider’s man meself 😉

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  • solano

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #39

    Geoff/Ziggy -maybe we are just a couple of Kooks and we’r up on romancing about football and the old days?
    😉

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  • geoff777

    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #40

    @Solano

    Ranger’s young, he’s had a quiet Christmas 😉

    Carroll hasn’t broken any jaws or fallen off barstools lately. (or scored many goals)

    Joey has stopped going to McDonalds and is now a dad, philosopher and internet guru.

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