We received word late this morning that former Blues loanee Ravel Morrison was back at Wast Hills in full training kit this morning. Whilst this may just be a favour from his former manager Harry Redknapp to keep fit, think Darren Carter a few years back, or whether it is something more is yet to be seen.
He doesn’t seem to be visible in any of the videos that have been shown of the players training, which would indicate that, if he is there, he isn’t partaking in training with the rest of the team as Carter did.
Whether or not anything comes of this, many fans believe it is exactly the type of signing Blues could do with to create that link between the midfield and attack, making things happen. Following on from the signings of David Stockdale and Marc Roberts, it would be another positive signing.
Honestly ravel morrison is bloody incredible https://t.co/KcC6RiVQ6i
— MFH (@MattJohnson1875) July 3, 2017
Despite his well publicised troubles, Morrison, still only 24, could be an inspired signing if, as has been said many times throughout his career, he can be put on the straight and narrow. Most Blues fans will remember him from his previous loan spell at St Andrews under Lee Clark in the 12/13 season. He made 27 appearances for Blues, in a season that Clark considered terminating his loan due to his attitude in training.
Since that loan spell he returned to West Ham, been loaned to both QPR and Cardiff, the latter of who terminated his loan early. He then joined Lazio in July 2015 only making a handful of chances in his first season before being loaned to QPR again at the turn of the year but he only made 5 appearances.
For Lazio, any potential deal could be done quite cheaply. He may be seen as more hard work than he’s worth and they may be happy to get him off their books early rather than paying him until the end of his contract.
It is very much a deal that is realistic. A gamble, but an exciting and realistic gamble for one of the most talented players Blues fans have seen play for the club in recent years.
Ravel Morrison Update:
Blues have now confirmed that Morrison is indeed training with the club.