The youngster looks to be leaving Upton Park…
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has finally lost patience with highly rated youngster Ravel Morrison and is willing to let him go, reports the Times.
The 60-year-old has admitted that he despairs at the 21-year-old wasting his talent, and thinks that the midfielder has to turn around his life outside of football if he wants to save his career.
The England under-21 international has been training with the youth side at the Hammers after having his loan period at Cardiff City cut short in December by their new manager Russell Slade.
The East London club were once so hopeful for Morrison that they inserted a £18 million release clause in to his contract, and former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson once described him as the best young player he had ever seen.
However, the Upton Park hierarchy are now open to selling him for next to nothing.
“It’s very difficult to sit and watch [Morrison wasting his career]. It’s the old metaphor isn’t it — you can lead the horse to water but you can’t make it drink,” Allardyce said.
“There’s only a certain amount of times that you can tell somebody what’s the best way forward for them. He has to change his whole life and then hopefully he’ll become the player he should be. He’s in a very difficult position now.”