Ravel Morrison in action for previous club West Ham
Aston Villa have been made odds on favourites to sign Ravel Morrison by bookmakers BETVICTOR, moving in from 4/1 to 4/6.
The former West Ham United midfielder, currently at Lazio, has endured a career littered with controversy, but still possesses undoubted talent. Should a move come to fruition, he could be a fantastic signing for Villa, albeit a slightly risky one.
The Midlands outfit were totally devoid of any kind of creativity from midfield last term, as their disastrous Premier League campaign culminated in relegation to the Championship.
New boss Roberto Di Matteo has spoken about how he needs to rebuild the team (The Express), and pretty much every department of the Villa side arguably needs addressing.
While many would claim that Villa need hard-working professionals to help extradite themselves from England's second tier, there is always room for a maverick who can make things happen in an instant. Morrison has the ability to turn a game on its' head, and that touch of quality could prove to be the difference in their season.
Morrison has spent time at six clubs in what has been such a short career, and for the good of his personal development, he needs stability. A move to Villa Park could give him this. Villa could be the club where he finally proves that he can become the player that many believe he is capable of.
Morrison is well accustomed to the English game
BETVICTOR have Hull City priced as second favourites at 6/1, but despite them being a league above Villa, the Midlands outfit still seem to be a far more attractive proposition, with a much larger fanbase, and potential that greatly exceeds that of the Tigers.
It will certainly be an interesting few weeks for Villa, and their fans will be waiting with anticipation to see who Di Matteo brings into the club. If Ravel Morrison is one of them, he could prove to be the difference in their chase for promotion.
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