West Ham United have reportedly put Ravel Morrison up for sale.
The Telegraph claims the Hammers are willing to sell the 21-year-old in January and, if no buyer is found, the report claims the club may even terminate or pay up the remaining months of Morrison’s contract.
The attacking midfielder was widely regarded as one of the brightest prospects in Manchester United’s academy but a series of off-field issues played their part in his exit from the club.
When West Ham signed Morrison for an initial £650,000 (rising by £25,000 per appearance) it appeared the Hammers had got themselves a bargain, yett he has proved to be anything but, making just 21 appearances for the club and currently spending time on loan at Cardiff City.
There is no telling how good Morrison could have been if he had fulfilled his potential, but for now at least he remains something of a footballing enigma – a player with innate talent who has failed to channel that talent on a consistent basis.
When you consider how well West Ham are playing without him, it could be argued he will be no great loss.