Juventus are understood to have considered making an approach for the talented but troubled attacker in recent weeks, with star man Paul Pogba said to have vouched for his former Manchester United teammate.
In the end, the Serie A champions decided against pursuing their interest due to attitude concerns, but the mere fact that management discussed his signature goes some lengths towards highlighting his pure footballing reputation.
Instead, it’s league rivals Lazio who are set to take a punt on Morrison’s potential, with the England Under-21 international undergoing a medical in the Italian capital this afternoon, per Di Marzio, ahead of a proposed summer move when his West Ham deal expires.
Still considered one of English football’s top prospects, off-field issues have continued to disrupt the ex-United product’s promising career in recent seasons, but he has shown clear signs of his undoubted talent, even earning support for a senior England call-up after a solid start to the 2013-14 campaign.
At 21, he has time on his side to turn things around, and a switch abroad could be just what’s needed to help unlock the gifts which had Sir Alex Ferguson hailing him as one of the best prospects he had ever seen at Old Trafford.