Next Taarabt? Ravel Morrison would be another poor, Redknapp-style signing for QPR

Ravel Morrison

The former West Ham midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Queens Park Rangers.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Daily Mail and West London Sport, former West Ham United and Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison is very close indeed to joining QPR.

The 22-year-old impressed while on loan with the R's in the Championship during the 2013/14 season and is still considered a huge talent by many in football.

The problem is, however, Morrison is too much of a risk for a side who have just endured one of their worst seasons in history.

Sam Allardyce thought he could handle him at West Ham. He couldn't.

And, since being let go by both Man United and the Hammers, Morrison has been in limbo since seemingly agreeing a move to Lazio yet never playing for the Serie A side.

He may well be a talent - but what has he actually achieved? There are better players QPR can go for by the dozen when it comes to the risk factor that signing Morrison would carry.

And it's not like Morrison will join QPR for free now, is it? A reasonable wage will likely be needed. Deja vu, anyone? Adel Taarabt, anyone...?

Indeed, it would just be another Harry Redknapp-style signing. The former West Ham and QPR boss provided the kiss of death when he heaped praise on the 22-year-old on Twitter the other day. 

If QPR really are ever to move past their current troubles, Tony Fernandes will need to start changing his approach instead of simply paying lip service. Redknapp is gone. So how about moving on from the kind of signings he would have made at Loftus Road?

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