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Fans react as former West Ham enigma Ravel Morrison is linked with surprise Rangers move
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Fans react as former West Ham enigma Ravel Morrison is linked with surprise Rangers move

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Former West Ham United enigma Ravel Morrison has been linked with a surprise move to Rangers.

Morrison was once touted as the best Manchester United academy player since Paul Scholes by none other than Alex Ferguson.

And he showed why with an unforgettable but short-lived spell of brilliance on moving to West Ham back in 2012.

Morrison forced his way into Sam Allardyce’s side and his breathtaking skill and ability captivated Hammers fans.

The midfielder scored five goals in 24 games for West Ham before falling out of favour with Allardyce for non-footballing reasons.

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Attitude questioned after breathtaking spell

Morrison’s attitude has been questioned throughout his career.

And it was no different when he fell out of favour in East London.

Morrison left for Lazio in Italy in 2015. But he failed to establish himself with the Serie A side and was loaned out to QPR and Mexican side Atlas.

Morrison enjoyed a meteoric rise at West Ham with his brilliant solo goal against bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur cementing his place in Hammers folklore.

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Enigma Morrison linked with Rangers

Morrison keeps a keen eye on his old club and often wishes them well on social media and fans’ forums.

And now he is being linked with a surprise move to join Steven Gerrard’s revolution at Rangers (The Sun).

Morrison got Gers fans excited about a possible Ibrox move after he followed the club’s Instagram page.

And as well as following Gers on social media he started following boss Gerrard too.

Morrison also follows Joe Worrall, Jon Flanagan and Ryan Kent and that has left fans speculating that a move could be on the cards.

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Romantic West Ham return a non-starter

Some West Ham fans have flirted with the idea Morrison has unfinished business at the club and could one day return.

There were even reports last summer that Lazio wanted to offload Morrison back to West Ham as part of the club’s record £40 million deal for Felipe Anderson (The West Ham Way fans’ site).

But that looks unlikely to happen anytime soon with a move to Scotland all the talk now.

Supporters have been reacting to the links on Twitter, here is a selection of messages:

‘Absolute carnage’