When it was confirmed that Ravel Morrison was leaving Östersunds, there were many West Ham fans who would have liked to see him return to the Hammers.
The midfielder – who has a reputation as a misfit due to the numerous questions there have been regarding his attitude – represented the Hammers from 2012 to 2015, though he had three loan spells during that period.
Despite the fans’ wishes, there has been no news of West Ham making a move for the 26-year-old.
Though it has been confirmed that he is currently having a trial with Sheffield United, as reported by football.london and other outlets.
ExWHUEmployee has also tweeted about the former Hammer’s trial:
Speaking of controversial West Ham talents. Ravel Morrison is apparently on trial at Sheffield United which has been confirmed by their manager
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 2, 2019
The Blades have had a sense of rivalry with West Ham ever since the 2006/07 season, where Carlos Tevez’s contributions – most notably the winner on the final day against Manchester United – played a large part in keeping West Ham up, while also relegating Sheffield United.
They have felt hard done by ever since due to the circumstances around Tevez’s deal, which has seen the rivalry form.
Regardless, while some Hammers are disappointed Morrison probably won’t join their side, they are glad to see him being given a chance by a Premier League club – despite the rivalry.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the announcement can be seen below:
Knowing our luck he will sign for them, pick the ball up against us, run half the length of the pitch, meg Fabianski and roll the ball into an empty net with the under side of his boot.
— Lee Ford (@Fordyas) July 2, 2019
I’d still give him another chance, we play more to his style these days
— Dean Roof (@DeanRoof) July 2, 2019
I would love @morrisonravel back home with the hammers. I think the media make this alot worse than they are and under pelle we play football that would allow Rav to shine
— John Boorman (@boorman_john) July 2, 2019
Can’t blame him. Wants a chance to show his talents in the PL again, but would also take his talent in to a training squad in a heart beat. With an adult head on him, and those feet, he’d be a dangerous player.
— Jonathan Denby (@jonathan_denby) July 2, 2019
Hope he does well real talent if he sorts his head out
— clark_e_whitham (@clark_e_whitham) July 2, 2019
Would love to see him back in the Prem.
— Exister (@ConCroucher) July 2, 2019