Football Italia are reporting that Newcastle will be signing Ravel Morrison of Lazio today – but that’s hard to believe,
When Morrison’s name was first mentioned a week ago the local press indicated that inside sources at Newcastle had said he was not a target.
But it’s transfer deadline day and we suppose there will be reports of players arriving at the last minute to sign on at Newcastle.
Ravel Morrison – report Newcastle to sign him
There’s no doubt the former Manchester United Youth Academy graduate is a very good player with lots of skills, but it’s his temperament, application and work-rate that are a weakness.
It’s very much like with Hatem Ben Arfa, who could have been up there with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as one of the best players in the world if he had the same application and determination as those two top players have.
Morrison had a terrible time of it in Italy last season and appeared only 6 times for the Rome based club with the coach Stefano Pioli criticizing his work effort.
It seems he has had difficulty settling in Italy.
Ravel left Manchester United in January of 2011 just before his 19th birthday when Newcastle were interested in him, but in three and a half years at the Hammers he played only 24 times with 5 goals.
He was on loan at Birmingham for the 2011-2012 season in the Championship and appeared 30 times with 3 goals.
We would be very surprised if this story is true.