St James’ Park side make offer for Old Trafford teenager.
Newcastle United have made a move for Manchester United contract rebel Ravel Morrison.
The Telegraph says they have had an initial bid for Morrison rejected after Manchester United reluctantly put their hugely talented 18 year-old up for sale.
United are looking to secure a sale during this transfer window.
Newcastle have made the first bid – in the region of £500,000 – which United turned down last weekend.
United are seeking a higher fee as well as a clause that would give them a significant percentage of any future sale.
Alan Pardew is very smart to make an early offer for Old Trafford contract rebel Ravel Morrison but clearly in this day and age £500k isn’t enough to land a lower league player let alone a youngster with significant potential and whilst the teenager may be nearing the end of his Man United contract it will take a far higher offer to persuade Sir Alex Ferguson to sell the Wythenshawe born midfielder.
The Magpies boss did well in the summer to make the most of the fairly small transfer budget handed to him by owner Mike Ashley and the St James’ Park boss is keen to bring in the talented youngster but may find himself just one of many prospective suitors interested in the midfielder.
Morrison has thus far been restricted to three Carling Cup outings but the Man United youngster clearly has a bright future and Ferguson will do all he can to keep the local born starlet before considering offers for his services.