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Ravel Morrison Set To Move Abroad In Free Transfer After Sheffield United Release

Ravel Morrison Set To Move Abroad In Free Transfer After Sheffield United Release

Ravel Morrison is said to be in talks with two Dutch clubs after being released by Sheffield United.

Morrison was handed a one-year deal at Bramall Lane, with the option of extending if things went well, after impressing manager Chris Wilder on trial last year.

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However, he made just four appearances and only one of those came in the Premier League.

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Morrison was then sent on loan to Middlesbrough in the Championship but only turned out three times there before the loan was terminated with a game to spare.

After leaving the Blades following the expiry of his contract, the Daily Mail say Vitesse Arnhem and FC Utrecht, both playing in the Eredivisie, are hopeful of acquiring him.

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He moved to Ostersunds in Sweden full of optimism but unfortunately struggled with injuries and only made a total of nine appearances, scoring his only goal against IK Sirius.

Morrison has had spells with West Ham United, Birmingham City, QPR (twice), Cardiff City, Lazio and Mexican outfit Atlas and while there have been glimpses along the way, he hasn't quite delivered as many would have hoped.

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Writing in his book 'Leading', Sir Alex Ferguson expressed sadness at Morrison's failure to succeed at Manchester United United was 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," Fergie 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."

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Topics: Middlesbrough, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Sheffield United, Ravel Morrison

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