Wednesday, January 15

Transfer policy un-Ravelling?

Fulham have confirmed they have had a bid for Ravel Morrison (and Mo Diame too according to the Daily Express) rejected. Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen knows Morrison from his days as coach at Man United, while another man with Old Trafford links, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, is said to be keen on taking Ravel to Cardiff.

It's been reported there's a clause in Morrison's contract that if any club offers more than £10 million for him then his wages have to increase from £15,000 to £60,000 a week, which would be a lot but surely be worth paying to keep one of the country's top prospects at Upton Park. He will only increase in value if he keeps his head down and out of trouble, though there is still the risk of his behaviour problems re-emerging.

Morrison has only 18 months left on his current contract and the sooner we can tie him to a new one the better. Ten million would certainly be a very decent profit on a player we signed for £650,000, but selling him to a relegation rival would send out all the wrong signals. And why would he want to go to a smaller club like Fulham or Cardiff? If he won't sign a new deal then fair enough we might have to sell him, but surely not until he's helped keep the club up this season.


Ray Stewart's Right Peg said...

Personally I'd get shot of him asap. Aside from a bit of promise early season, he's not show much since - except a bit of attitude and arrogance. Having been one of the unfortunate who travelled up to Forest for the cup game, he did nothing but showboat and refused to pass throughout that entire game - as if all he was interested in was showing off his ability to possible suitors. He certainly did nothing for the team that day. It also sounds like he's fallen out with Sam big time, so why would we want to keep him? He'll just turn in a prima dona who wastes his talent eventually. Cash in whilst we can!

Pete Iron said...

Yep ,agree we should get shot of him now ,he has the wrong DNA for W H U
and not a team player

Pete May said...

Looks like he has real class and can control and pass a ball though which so many PL players can't. Agree he was poor at Forest apart from one good free kick but that goal against Spurs shows what he can do. He's managed to score five in his first season in a poor team. The longer we hang on to him the more his value will go up - that is unless Allardyce knows that he is having more problems off the pitch in which case we maybe should sell.