New twist emerges concerning QPR's chase of ex-West Ham man Ravel Morrison

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The former West Ham and Manchester United winger is now expected to close on a deal to sign with Lazio.

Ravel Morrison is set to complete his move to Lazio this week, scotching suggestions he is in line to sign for QPR, report The Times.

Morrison is expected to arrive in Italy tomorrow and undergo a medical with Lazio on Wednesday, and sign as a free agent.

He signed a pre-contract deal with Lazio earlier this year, but The Mail reported just last week how the attacking midfielder was being lined up for a move to QPR.

The Mail claimed Morrison's representatives were attempting to secure a release from the Lazio agreement, but the latest report in The Times now suggests the move will go forward as planned.

Great chance

Morrison needs to rescue his career after failing to kick on at West Ham, and being released by the club.

He is regarded as one of the most talented players of his generation, but has been troubled by off-field issues and a suspect attitude, which saw Sir Alex Ferguson call time on his promising Manchester United hopes.

The opportunity to get away from London and head to Italy is an exciting one, and Morrison should look to take full advantage of it.

Not enough English players ply their trade abroad, and Morrison would be following in the footsteps of Paul Gascoigne by featuring for Lazio.

He was a real miss from the England under-21 side this summer, who could have done with his invention and unpredictability to unlock defences.


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