Rio Ferdinand delivers his verdict on Ravel Morrison's move to Queens Park Rangers

West Ham's Ravel Morrison

Ravel Morrison has joined Queens Park Rangers on loan from Lazio.

Rio Ferdinand has told Premier League Tonight, which was broadcast on 31st January, that Queens Park Rangers' move for Ravel Morrison could be a good switch for all involved.

Morrison joined QPR from Lazio on deadline day, in what looks to be an intriguing addition.

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The 24-year-old has not played much football over the last few seasons, but Ferdinand has spoken to the attacking midfielder recently and says that he is hungry for success.

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“I think if it works out it’s a good move for all,” Ferdinand said. “Last time he was at QPR he set the world alight. Ability, it’s undoubted with this guy. But ability by itself doesn’t get you anywhere, you need to get the mental side right. This is a big chance for him.

“I spoke to him a couple of times during this window, and he seems focused.”

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Morrison has previously been touted as one of the most promising English talents of his generation.

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As a youngster, there was a stage when he was tearing apart Premier League defences while in a West Ham United shirt.

However, his attitude has been called into question, and he arrives at QPR needing to prove a point and rescue a career which has stalled in recent years.

When Morrison was last at Loftus Road he impressed hugely, scoring six times in 15 league appearances.

Morrison could make his QPR debut this weekend, when Ian Holloway’s side take on Blackburn Rovers.

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