Why Swansea moving for former Manchester United outcast could be a bad move

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The Swans have been linked with the man who was once branded as the future of Manchester United.

Swansea City are reportedly lining up a bid for West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison, for a fee of around £5million.

Morrison only has a year remaining on his contract at Upton Park, and is thought to be seeking a move away from the Hammers.

The midfielder spent the second-half of last season in the Championship, as he opted for a surprise loan move to Queens Park Rangers. The 21-year-old is now considered to be on the move once more, with Swansea supposedly keen on the youngster.

After falling out of favour with West Ham manager Sam Allardyce at the turn of the year, the club now know they must cash in for Morrison this summer, or risk losing him on a free this time next summer.

It is a surprise move by Swansea if the report is true, considering that the club prides itself on hard work and stability, two things Morrison has rarely held during his short career so far.

He famously fell out of favour with Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, with big things expected of Morrison. But he failed to focus and take the advice of Ferguson, and was sold to West Ham as a result.

So if Ferguson and Allardyce cannot handle Morrison, how does Garry Monk expect to? Monk was officially appointed manager of the Swans just last month, his first managerial job. He will still be very new to the man management aspects of the vacancy, and bringing in Morrison could be asking for trouble from the get-go.

The fans will also be impatient with Morrison if he displays similar behaviour to that at his previous clubs, and with the Swans looking to rebuild after a rollercoaster season, hard work and focus are an absolute priority in a new era at the Welsh club.

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