Villa have been made odds on favourites to sign Ravel Morrison by bookmakers BETVICTOR, moving in from 4/1 to 4/6 in recent days.
Ravel Morrison wasted all his good work at West Ham
Morrison a wasted talent
He sealed cult hero status with Hammers fans when he scored one of the goals of the season on the way to a memorable 3-0 win at White Hart Lane back in the 2013/14.
All his good work was undone, though, and he faced further disciplinary problems in Italy where he has played just three times for the Rome side.
Morrison takes on Wayne Rooney but his career has nosedived
Ravel blowing his own trumpet
He has embarked on a bit of self-promotion this week, though, in a bid to remind the football world of the supreme talent he possesses.
Morrison took to Twitter to post a video of him scoring an audacious chipped 'Panenka' penalty in a pre-season friendly against Serie B side SPAL.
Morrison spent time on loan at Villa's arch rivals Birmingham City
Could troubled star be set for Midlands return?
Morrison's ability has never been in doubt.
His work ethic, attitude and desire to make it as a top level professional has.
It remains to be seen whether Morrison will return to the Midlands with Villa having played on loan for their arch rivals Birmingham City.