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.
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.
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.
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:
— benvo (@therealbenvo) January 15, 2019
Ravel Morrison to rangers is a good bit of business. Older and mature now lad needs his chance
— craig booth (@craigbooth9) January 15, 2019
Ravel Morrison sounds like a very rangers signing to be fair
— ||Campbell Ross|| (@Campbell__Ross) January 15, 2019
A cannot believe I have read people actually saying that (if the rumours have any credibility) that Ravel Morrison wouldn’t be good enough to play for Rangers 😂😂😂 guys an outstanding talent, Gerrard could get the best out of him.
— . (@Goshy1992) January 15, 2019
Ravel Morrison at Rangers woukd be absolute carnage 😂😂 interested to see how this unfolds…
— Lewis G (@LewisG47) January 15, 2019
I think Ravel Morrison is past his better days whatever they were. He’s not got a place at Rangers. Simple as
— Alex Horne (@Alex_Horne1) January 15, 2019
Ravel Morrison to Rangers. Be interesting to see Stevie get his hands on somebody that talented. Morrison has done nothing at all with his incredible ability so far. Would be a real sign of how good Gerrard is a manager if he can get the playmaker to focus.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) January 15, 2019
Ravel Morrison? Aye ok, for five months it could be brilliant. #Rangers
— Derek Stevenson (@DS_dieci) January 14, 2019
If Gerrard can man manage and control Ravel Morrison if the Rangers rumours are true he’ll have a bloody baller on his hands. He’s so much potential
— Mark Robinson (@MarkRobbo11) January 14, 2019