Newcastle After Top Young English Play-Maker In Summer


Newcastle United were keen on 21 year-old Ravel Morrison in January of 2012, and at the time were even said to be in the lead for his signature, but on January 31st the then 18 year-old signed  a three-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee for West Ham.

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Ravel Morrison – currently on loan at QPR

The contract included a clause which said Manchester United would receive £25,000 for every game Morrison played for West Ham, and currently he has played 18 times for West Ham with three goals, and he has one year left on his contract this June.

So it’s a little bit of a surprise that there’s a story in FootballDirect news that Alan Pardew is now determined to sign Ravel, who has played four times with two goals for the England U21 side.

Morrison is now on loan at QPR, and he has two goals in four appearances for the Championship  side, and Ravel was even compared with Paul Gascoigne earlier in the week, and that’s some compliment.

Ravel was a bit of a challenge as a young player at the Red Devils for Sir Alex Ferguson, and he’s not a player who’s particularly easy to manage, and while Liverpool are said to also be interested, Brendan Rodgers isn’t totally convinced he has the right temperament.

But Alan Pardew is said to still be very keen on the player he wanted to sign for Newcastle over two years ago, and the Newcastle manager has no doubts about the 21 year-old.

It looks like Morrison could be signed for around £4M or less, and a source said to be close to Morrison had this to say:

“Alan loves him – he has no reservations about him – and is determined not to miss out twice.”

One of Alan’s good points is that he loves the challenge of managing difficult players, and he handled Joey Barton – as one example – very well indeed.

For just £4M,  this English youngster would be well worth it – and there’s no doubt he’s a gifted player – even if he is difficult to manage – and it always helps when a manager really believes in a player – and that should help Newcastle sign the 5’9″ tall play-maker.

We really hope  this news is true, and Newcastle are even said to be favorites to sign the Manchester-born player this summer.

Hope so.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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11 comments so far

  • mag

    Mar 15, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Another headcase to join up with the managerial headcase.

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  • Toon Tang

    Mar 15, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #2

    you can actually buy revels at morrisons so this would be a good purchase to show we can buy from places other than there.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 15, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Well it is time to spend quality time with the family 🙂

    …have a nice game lads! Talk to you later.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 15, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Senor Tuff…maybe they just don’t want to be here? for different reasons or maybe for the same reasons!

    …who knows!

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Mar 15, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Ravel, Shawcross, & Cabella would give us a squad capable of being above Everton & Spurs – that’s if we can keep Remy & de Jong or find replacements.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Jesper
    How is this arrogant?

    Jesper
    Out of curiosity, if you have separated Alan Pardew/the whole coaching staff and Owners/DoF’s etc from the NUFC you support and the team then why don’t you watch the team anymore?

    You said your problem is Pardew, Pardew won’t be on the touch lines for a few weeks
    So what does not watching the game accomplish?
    And no i don’t know the answers already how would I?

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  • JAMSHA

    Mar 15, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #7

    what time is da kik off

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Mister Tuff
    ??? When gets back his aim is to get fit? Just get back in shape, not get games?

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  • Oldgit1

    Mar 15, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Reading what Sam has said about him not wanting to play, sums this guy up. Another waste of time.

    Been abit of verbals on here over the last few weeks, now decided to avoid certain contributors to this blog, you know who you are.

    One in particular really needs to get his head out of his arse, yes im talking to you Blackley and Brownlie. You really do get on my tit. Your latest conflict with Ciaran was pathetic and by the way he won hands down. So stick that where the sun don’t shine.

    That’s my moan over, have a good day everyone and let’s cheer the lads on. Hwtl

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  • Oldgit1

    Mar 15, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #10

    9Oldgit1 // Mar 15, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Reading what Sam has said about him not wanting to play, sums this guy up. Another waste of time.

    Been abit of verbals on here over the last few weeks, now decided to avoid certain contributors to this blog, you know who you are.

    One in particular really needs to get his head out of his arse, yes im talking to you Blackley and Brownlie. You really do get on my tit. Your latest conflict with Ciaran was pathetic and by the way he won hands down. So stick that where the sun don’t shine.

    That’s my moan over, have a good day everyone and let’s cheer the lads on. Hwtl

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  • thevirus

    Mar 15, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #11

    He maybe talented but not sure we need another possible loose canon in the squad,what we need is talented bit also level headed players not people like Ravel I can see him being another Ranger

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