Newcastle have had a £500,000 bid for highly rated Manchester United youngster Ravel Morrison rejected according to reports in the press.
Morrison can play as a striker or a midfielder and is thought to be one of the better prospects at the Manchester United academy currently. Arsenal and Tottenham are also said to be keeping tabs on the 18 year old.
Sir Alex Ferguson is generally a good judge of a player. Every so often he’ll make a mistake but in the main he has been proved to be correct more often than not. This of course could lead one to doubt the ability of Morrison although at this point it’s worth pointing out that it’s Morrison who has refused a new deal at Old Trafford, not the fact that he just hasn’t earned one.
The Manchester born youngster has been reluctantly placed on the transfer list as a result and Manchester United are keen to sell the player now rather than lose him on a free when his contract expires in the summer. It would appear that Newcastle’s bid is not sufficient enough for a number of reasons.
The Red Devils apparently want a sizeable sell on clause added to any deal such is their belief in the ability of Morrison along with a higher initial fee. It remains to be seen whether or not Newcastle will cave in to the demands of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Morrison has yet to feature in the Premier League for Manchester United although he has featured in the League Cup for them. He also scored three goals in the FA Youth Cup final last season but aside from that there isn’t much else to write about unless you take his disciplinary record into consideration – the player is currently on a 12 month referral order after admitting two counts of witness intimidation.
So definitely one for the future then should we end up with him. The transfer window rumour mill is starting to creak into action and is giving us more on a daily basis. It’s the scattergun approach that the media use in the hope of getting something right. Fling enough mud and some eventually sticks…
Time will tell…