Reports: Ravel Morrison's West Ham nightmare set to end - but not how club want

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The Hammers midfielder is reportedly all set for a move to Lazio.

West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison is set to sign a pre-contract with Lazio within 48 hours, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 21-year-old had reportedly been in talks with the Serie A side and the Mirror now report that a deal will be announced imminently.

Morrison's West Ham career has hardly been the dream move he would have hoped for when he left Manchester United for a move down South.

There were highlights for the youngster, however, namely his superb solo effort during a 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Those flashes were few and far between for Morrison, though, and Sam Allardyce and co appear to have decided that his future lies elsewhere.

The midfielder recently spent months on loan at Cardiff City, only for injury to curtail his impact in Wales. Upon returning to West Ham, assistant Neil McDonald made it clear that the 21-year-old would not be part of the Hammers' squad.

Now, Morrison looks set for a move to Italy, where he will become the second Englishman to join Lazio. Ironically, it was Paul Gascoine, another talented individual dogged by off-field problems, that was the first.

However, as the Daily Telegraph note, this does not solve West Ham's problem of wanting to offload the youngster this month - while Lazio are only agreeing to sign Morrison on the premise that he is cleared of charges of assault in an ongoing court case.

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