Chris Wilder spoke to West Ham's Mark Noble and two ex-Hammers before signing Ravel Morrison

Mark Noble of West Ham United Signs a Contract Extension until 2021 at Rush Green on December 12, 2018 in Romford, England.

The former West Ham United midfielder has found a new home at Sheffield United.

Mark Noble of West Ham United Signs a Contract Extension until 2021 at Rush Green on December 12, 2018 in Romford, England.

Chris Wilder spoke to the West Ham United captain, Mark Noble, along with two former Hammers, before bringing Ravel Morrison to Sheffield United.

Morrison has signed a one-year deal with Sheffield United having left the Swedish side, Ostersunds FK, after what was yet another short-lived spell.

And it is fair to say the former Manchester United and West Ham midfielder's move has raised its fair share of eyebrows.

 

But speaking to Talksport earlier, Wilder appeared quietly confident that it will prove a successful one.

"It’s basically down to Rav. We’ve given him a platform to go and show everybody his qualities and how good he is, what he can do and what he can be," said the Sheffield United manager. "I spoke to Mark Noble about him, at West Ham, I spoke to Rio (Ferdinand) about him, Harry Redknapp, you know.

"This is a really good kid and if he does produce and he does find a home, what we’ve seen of Ravel from a talent point of view, what he’s shown in the past, physically he’s in good nick, and he just might be somebody that if we get right then we’ve got an unbelievable player on our hands, that will make us certainly a lot better."

Chris Wilder the head

Morrison spent three years playing alongside Noble at West Ham, and was a teammate of Ferdinand at Manchester United.

The 26-year-old was one of the stars of the Red Devils' Under-18s side that beat Sheffield United to the FA Youth Cup in 2011 - which also featured Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard.

He returns with the Blades to West Ham on 26 October and Manchester United on 21 March.

Ravel Morrison of Ostersunds FK during the Allsvenskan match between Ostersunds FK and GIF Sundsvall at Jamtkraft Arena on June 01, 2019 in Ostersund, Sweden.

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