Ravel Morrison Leaves Swedish Club Ostersunds After Contract Finishes

Ravel Morrison has left Swedish club Ostersunds after his four-and-a-half month contract expired.

The 26-year old made the move to Scandinavia in February with the hope of rebuilding himself and "looking to push on".

But unfortunately Morrison struggled with injuries and only made a total of nine appearances, six in the league and three in the Swedish Cup, scoring his only goal against IK Sirius in March.

Ostersunds spokesman Nicklas Lidstrom had claimed that Morrison was due to report back for a game against IFK Gothenburg on June 29 after the mid-season break was over.

But Morrison, writing on Twitter, stressed that he did not walk out on the club in a strong statement.

Ostersunds were Morrison's seventh club in as many years after leaving Manchester United. He had spells with West Ham United, Birmingham City, QPR (twice), Cardiff City, Lazio and Mexican outfit Atlas.

There have been glimpses along the way but the Wythenshawe lad has been unable to properly realise his potential.

Image: PA
Image: PA

So many high-calibre people connected to United view him as the very best they have seen in the academy, including his former teammate Paul Pogba, and the one and only Sir Alex Ferguson.

The legendary manager revealed just how sad Morrison's failure to succeed at Old Trafford was in his book 'Leading' and put it down to his frequent problems off the pitch.

"Sadly, there are examples of players who have similar backgrounds to Giggs or Cristiano Ronaldo, who, despite enormous talent, just aren't emotionally or mentally strong enough to overcome the hurts of their childhood and their inner demons," the fiery Scot writes.

"Ravel Morrison might be the saddest case. He possessed as much natural talent as any youngster we ever signed, but kept getting into trouble.

"It was very painful to sell him to West Ham in 2012 because he could have been a fantastic player. But, over a period of years, the problems off the pitch continued to escalate and we had little option but to cut the cord."

Morrison told SPORTbible that he has a new club lined up and is hopeful of being back in the UK.

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