English Premiership

Hull City keen to sign bad-boy Morrison

2016-11-16 11:09
Ravel Morrison.(Getty Images)

United Kingdom - Hull City head coach Mike Phelan admits he is interested in bringing Lazio playmaker Ravel Morrison back to the Premier League.

Morrison, once described as the most talented player to graduate from Manchester United's academy, has seen his career stall due to disciplinary issues at his previous clubs.

The Rome club, whom he joined from West Ham 18 months ago, banished the talented midfielder to the reserves after just eight first-team appearances.

The reason for the punishment was said to be 'a lack of effort' in training, but Phelan - who worked with the mercurial talent during his days at United - knows what he can offer the Tigers.

"We are already looking at players who can come in and strengthen the squad in January, and there's no question that Ravel is a talented boy," he told Clubcall.

"He has had his ups and downs, but I worked with him when he was an up-and-coming prospect at United and know what he's got to offer.

"Over the years that talent hasn't always come to the fore, but he is a young player with bags of ability that just needs harnessing in the right way."

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand revealed that Alex Ferguson had described Morrison as the best 14-year-old he had ever seen ahead of the likes of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

Ferdinand, working as a pundit on BT Sport said: "I would pay to watch him train, let alone play. Ever since his first day I saw him play, the manager would say, "have a look at this boy".

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