Why Forest should make the signing of Lazio star their priority

Cardiff City's Ravel Morrison on the substitutes bench

Lazio star Ravel Morrison could prove to be a great signing for Nottingham Forest.

Nottingham Forest's Oliver Burke celebrates scoring their third goalOliver Burke has been sold by Forest

Nottingham Forest have made an entertaining start to their Championship campaign with three wins and two draws leaving them just outside the play-off places in seventh position.

Back-to-back league victories has heightened expectation levels at the City Ground, with Reds fans being treated to seven goals in their last two outings.

Forest have, however, lost one of their most creative talents - Oliver Burke, who left for RB Leipzig for a fee believed to be in the region of £13 million.

It will be vital for the Midlands outfit to reinvest that money back into the squad, and an ideal signing would be Lazio star Ravel Morrison, while the Daily Mail report that Forest are one of many clubs interested in bringing the 23-year-old back to England.

West Ham's Ravel Morrison Ravel Morrison during his time at West Ham

The former Manchester United and West Ham United star has undoubted ability, and possesses the attributes that would allow him to inject a level of creativity and attacking flair that Forest currently lack, especially after the sale of Burke.

With Chris Cohen playing the more disciplined role in the middle of the park, Morrison could join Henri Lansbury as part of a potent attacking threat from midfield.

The Lazio man has wonderful vision, and a keen eye for a killer pass through the lines, which could bring the best out of Britt Assombalonga.

QPR's Ravel Morrison (R) in action with Wigan Athletic's Jack Collison Ravel Morrison in action for QPR

Since Morrison's move to Lazio last summer, he has made just four league appearances for the club, all from the substitutes bench, so he quite clearly does not feature prominently in the manager's plans.

While Morrison's talent is not in question, his attitude and commitment most certainly have been throughout his career, although at the age of 23, he could have reached a stage in his career where he realises he must knuckle down and work hard in order to reach his potential.

If he manages to do this, he could turn out to be a wonderful signing for Forest, should they decide to make a move before the transfer window slams shut tomorrow.

Queens Park Rangers' Ravel Morrison celebrates after scoring his teams third goalRavel Morrison

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