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.