Upton Park side clinch Old Trafford midfielder deal.
West Ham United are delighted to announce the signing of highly-rated midfielder Ravel Morrison from Manchester United.
Morrison, who will celebrate his 19th birthday on Thursday, is considered to be one of the finest prospects to have emerged from the Red Devils’ Academy in many years. He has joined West Ham on a three and a half year contract for an undisclosed fee.
The England Under-18 international made his first-team debut at the age of 17 in a League Cup win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in October 2010 before helping Manchester United to win the FA Youth Cup in 2011.
After making two further League Cup appearances this term and with his contract set to expire at Old Trafford this summer, Morrison has decided to seek regular first-team football with the Hammers.
“I’m really pleased to have signed,” Morrison said. “The move has happened very quickly and I’m looking forward to hopefully moving up to the Premier League with West Ham soon. I’m an attacking player and I’m hoping to get the fans on their feet.
“I met with Sam Allardyce this morning and he welcomed me to the club. I also played with Robert Hall in the England team and I know him well so that will be really helpful to have someone here that I know.”
SOURCE: Official West Ham site
Morrison, above, signs on the dotted line. Sam Allardyce has done a good bit of business. The young Old Trafford man was reportedly asking for an obscene wage from Man United, a salary that Sir Alex Ferguson was not willing to fork out. Now that the England Under 18 international finds himself at West Ham, we can only assume that he didn’t get the huge sum he was after and perhaps he was actually looking for regular first team football.