Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp believes Ravel Morrison may need to move abroad to fulfil his potential.
The West Ham United midfielder ended last season on loan at QPR after falling out of favour with Sam Allardyce, scoring 6 goals in 17 total appearances with the Hoops, and has been sent out for another spell in the Championship this week with Cardiff City.
He impressed during the first-half of the 2013-14 campaign with the Hammers, however, even leading to suggestions that he could be in line for a senior England call-up, and Redknapp thinks the 21-year-old might be able to rediscover that form with a switch overseas.
‘They’re certainly getting a talented player. The Cardiff fans will love him I’m sure,’ he told West London Sport.
‘I like Ravel. He’s such a fantastic talent and it’ll be such a shame if he doesn’t become a great player.
‘He wasn’t a minute’s problem for me here and as a player I think he’s got great ability. He glides over the floor and is a talent who, if he were somewhere else, would be a superstar.
‘Maybe in this country it’s not worked out for him. Maybe he needs to go to Spain, Italy or somewhere and play.’
A highly-regarded prospect at Manchester United before moving to West Ham in January 2012, Morrison’s career has continued to be disrupted by off-field issues, but the under-21 international has shown clear signs of his undoubted promise over the past few seasons.
Nevertheless, his future is evidently in the balance at Upton Park, and an underwhelming stint at Cardiff will do little to convince Allardyce to give him another chance in the first-team setup before his contract expires next summer.