EXCLUSIVE: Former Manchester United starlet Ravel Morrison training with Sheffield Wednesday as Owls look to boost survival hopes
Darren Moore is continuing in his quest for an eleventh-hour boost to Sheffield Wednesday’s dwindling survival hopes by weighing up the signing of attacking midfielder Ravel Morrison, The Star can exclusively reveal.
It is understood that Morrison, a Manchester United academy graduate who has played for West Ham and Lazio among others, will begin training with the Owls today ahead of a possible free transfer move.
He is a free agent after leaving his contract with Dutch side ADO Den Haag by mutual consent in January.
The 28-year-old is no stranger to football in Sheffield having spent a short time with Sheffield United in the 2019/20 season before spending the latter months of his one-year contract on loan at Middlesbrough. He has most recently been training with Huddersfield Town.
In theory, the talented trickster could be signed in time to play a part in their South Yorkshire derby clash with Barnsley on Saturday.
A former England youth international from under-16 to under-21 level, Morrison was widely regarded as a generational talent during his younger days at Manchester United. While his career is yet to fulfil its potential, it could well be seen that his is a talent worth taking a chance on given Wednesday’s inability to take chances in front of goal.
Morrison is the second free agent former Premier League player to be invited to train with the Owls after former Leicester City defender Danny Simpson played a part in the under-23s’ defeat to Coventry City on Monday.
Either Simpson or Morrison would have to be registered by midday on Friday if they were to be able to play a part in Saturday’s match.
Asked about Simpson after last night’s defeat to Huddersfield Town, Owls boss Moore suggested the club would consider further reinforcements in their bid to retain Championship status.
He said: “We are looking at ways and means for help to be administered to us in any way, but the only time we’ll do it - if at all - is because it’s got to boost the squad and add another dimension to the squad going forward.”
Last night Wednesday slipped nine points behind fourth-bottom Birmingham in the Championship survival stakes and have 10 matches still to play.