Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp feels that Ravel Morrison is capable of playing for Real Madrid or Barcelona.
The West Ham United midfielder cannot even break into the team at Upton Park, with his attitude being a major problem, and Redknapp thinks he could be wasting his talent.
Morrison went on loan to QPR last season and clearly impressed Redknapp during his time there with his ability, but the experienced English manager feels he could be ruining his own career.
“Ravel Morrison should be playing for England with that ability - one of the most talented players I’ve seen in the game," he said to London 24. "He’s got to produce it.
“When I worked with him I thought he was one of the most talented footballers I’ve seen in my life.
“He should be playing for Barcelona or Real Madrid. That’s how good I thought Ravel Morrison was.
“I don’t know if he’s playing for Cardiff, is he? It’s sad. It’s a shame. It’s a waste.”
Morrison has made little impact since signing for the Welsh team and it seems that he is in danger of being another English prospect who fails to live up to their potential.
The 21-year-old has shown flashes of ability during his time at Upton Park so far, but he has never managed to stay in the team for a sustained period of time and patience appears to be wearing thin at the club now.
Redknapp is currently dealing with a similar situation at Loftus Road, where Adel Taarabt is proving a source of frustration.
The R's boss has publicly criticised Taarabt's fitness levels recently and he is hoping that the Moroccan does not take a similar route to Morrison and waste his ability.
“If he was to make the most of what he’s got he could be a world class player,” he said. “Adel’s got the ability to be one of the best players in the Premier League.”