Newcastle have tabled a new and improved £1 million offer for Manchester United youngster Ravel Morrison according to reports in The Independent and the Daily Mail.
It was reported yesterday that a bid of £500,000 had been turned down by the Red Devils as they felt that the value of the bid and of any subsequent sell on clause was too low. It remains unclear whether or not Newcastle’s latest bid is enough to tempt Manchester United into a sale however.
As I said yesterday, the lad is very highly rated at Manchester United and they don’t really want to lose him. But with his contract expiring in the summer it appears that Alex Ferguson is ready to try and make some cash on a player who has a history chequered with disciplinary problems.
He has been described as the best prospect at Old Trafford by Gary Neville while others have likened him to Ryan Giggs when he was younger. However he once sulked off when not picked for a reserve game and revealed is frustration on Twitter after being sent to the dressing room. Not only that but he was fined and given a rehabilitation order after being found guilty of two counts of witness intimidation.
He clearly has a bad side, but is his potential worth us taking a punt on him? Someone at United (the real one, not the phoney one from Manchester) seems to believe so which is why we’re obviously not dropping our interest.
Now I’m going to go all Dennis Wise on you now and show you some video clips of him in action as a response to some of the comments yesterday from people who haven’t seen him in action. The first one is from Manchester United v Crystal Palace and the second one (quality is a bit ropey!) is from the FA Youth Cup Final from last season so have a look and see what you can pick up.
From those videos I’ve noticed a few things. He seems to find space easily and is always available for the ball. He has a good range of passing and has the vision and awareness to be able to pick out a pass, and he knows how to find the back of the net. I can see why he is rated so highly by the Manchester United coaching staff.
Worth a punt for £1 million? I’d say so!