FORMER Manchester United prodigy Ravel Morrison is training with Sheffield Wednesday ahead of a possible free transfer.
The 28-year-old midfielder was tipped as a youngster to be one of England's hottest prospects, but he failed to develop into a world class player.
And now, after spells at the likes of Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield United and Middlesbrough, Morrison is linking up with Wednesday as he looks to save them from relegation to the third tier.
Having trained recently with Huddersfield Town, The Star understand he is now with Wednesday and close to reaching a free transfer agreement.
Morrison, who had a spell at West Ham between 2012 and 2015, is the second former Premier League player to train with Sheff Wed after ex-Leicester defender Danny Simpson played for the Under-23s on Monday.
Midfielder Morrison recently spoke about the various offers he had on the table as possible new clubs.
He told Rio Ferdinand's FIVE podcast: “I had a meeting this morning with a Championship club. I think that’s looking very positive.
“I’d like to stay local because of my family, I have two little brothers and my mum. I’ve been travelling all my life.
“I’ve got a team in Spain as well, in LaLiga, so that could come up, that could happen.”
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Legendary Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson said Morrison was 'on a par' with Red Devils greats Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs when he was first coming through.
A recent text from Ferguson to Morrison – which the ex-Lazio man shared on Ferdinand's podcast – read: "Rio, my first and last impression of Ravel as a young lad was that he has always got time and space, always available to be on the ball, so unusual for a young lad of his age.
"Give my regards to him please. Another thing about Ravel which I've always treasured, because no other young player who made their debut did this.
"After the first game in the first team that he played, the next morning he came into my office and gave me a letter, thanking me for giving him his debut.
"I was gobsmacked Rio. The boy had a good heart, he was just beaten by his background."
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