Nou Camp boss keen on Old Trafford starlet.
Skysports.com understands Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain are amongst several top European clubs tracking Manchester United hot-shot Ravel Morrison.
Morrison, who is regarded as one of the best players ever to emerge from United’s famed youth academy, is out of contract in the summer with the club yet to tie him down a new deal.
The news has alerted a host of clubs at home and abroad to Morrison’s possible availability at the end of the season on a free transfer.
Morrison, who has made two first-team appearances in the Carling Cup this season, is free to talk to foreign clubs this month and all the big guns in Europe are thought to be weighing up moves for the 18-year-old
European champions Barcelona are thought to have been made aware of Morrison’s undoubted talent, while big-spending and ambitious PSG are keeping tabs on the attacker’s situation.
Even though Morrison could leave on a free transfer in the summer United would be entitled to compensation in the region of £300,000 for development costs as Morrison is aged under 24.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
A number of clubs are said to be tracking Man United youngster Ravel Morrison, as well as his team-mate Paul Pogba, and Sir Alex Ferguson must soon decide what he is to do in relation to the player’s demands. By all accounts Morrison, who has been hugely impressive in reserve team action, is looking for a lucrative contract as well as the promise of first team involvement and the Old Trafford boss knows he needs to act fast to avoid losing such a talented youngster.
Pep Guardiola is said to have sent scouts to monitor a number of Premier League youngsters as the Nou Camp boss looks to plan for the future.
Ferguson has over the past couple of years adopted a policy of luring top young talent from around the world as he looks to build a new generation of stars that can take over from his old guard that have in recent years called it a day. The Scot has brought in Javier Hernandez, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and David de Gea over the past couple of years and whilst such a policy makes sound financial sense it may also lead those coming through the Old Trafford ranks to get less of a chance to break through into the first team.
However the likes of Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck have done just that so perhaps Sir Alex is just not ready to offer Morrison and Pogba their big break and therefore the teenagers may have no option other than to consider offers from elsewhere.