Emirates Stadium boss keen on Old Trafford contract rebel.
Arsene Wenger could enter the race for Ravel Morrison after it became clear his future lies away from Manchester United.
The Arsenal manager is an admirer of the 18-year-old midfielder touted as the outstanding player of his generation.
News of Wenger’s interest has been welcomed by the England Under-19 star, who would consider a switch to the Emirates.
Morrison is frustrated that he has been unable to break into United’s senior squad, despite their midfield injury woes.
Newcastle had a £1m bid rejected last week after United revealed contract talks between the two parties had broken down.
Barcelona and PSG are monitoring the situation.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
By all accounts Morrison’s frustrations are not just limited to his lack of first team action but also to Man United’s unwillingness to meet the youngsters reported hefty wage demands, demands that may well see Sir Alex Ferguson opt to allow the midfielder to leave Old Trafford.
Ravel Morrison has shone in the Man United reserve and youth team sides but as yet has managed just 67 minutes in the first team, during three Carling Cup sub cameos, but now the teenager appears to feel he deserves a big pay hike that Ferguson is not ready to agree to. This has led to interest from across Europe, or so we are led to believe, and now Arsene Wenger is strongly tipped to make a move.
However is the Emirates Stadium boss likely to accept salary demands that Sir Alex Ferguson deems to steep.
The Scot is quoted as saying
“His agent has been working hard to get him another club, we’ve offered him terms which he has refused, so that is where it is. We’ve rejected an offer from Newcastle and it is now down to how that progresses.” (Belfast Telegraph)
Clearly Wenger is known for trusting to youth and if Morrison’s only concern was the lack of first team action then this could well be something that could be remedied by a move to North London but if this is down purely to financial issues then he may be more likely to see those addressed by a move to big spenders PSG, if indeed Carlo Ancelotti is interested.