Would a move for Ravel Morrison be good for Rangers?
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Would a move for Ravel Morrison be good for Rangers?

Speculation about a Rangers move for Ravel Morrison was rife last night, as the 25-year-old Lazio star followed the club account, Steven Gerrard and several Gers players on instagram.
Of course, there could be nothing in this at all.
Yet, it’s worth appraising whether or not he would be a good addition to the Rangers squad.

Morrison playing in a League Cup semi-final for United. (Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)

Morrison was a much celebrated graduate of the Manchester United academy.
In fact, in his book, Leading, as quoted in the Mirror, Sir Alex Ferguson said the midfielder had “as much natural talent as any youngster we’ve ever signed, but kept getting into trouble.”
Similar assessments of Morrison have followed, from
Sam Allardyce at West Ham and former Lazio boss, Stefano Pioli.
Clearly, there is serious ability there. He could certainly light up Ibrox from time to time.
Yet, for a player who made his senior debut nine years ago, he has played very little football.
A Lazio player since 2015, Morrison has turned out just four times in Serie A.

Morrison has made virtually no impact in Serie A since joining Lazio. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Last season, he did play regularly with Atlas in Mexico, but that’s the exception in a list of otherwise failed moves.
It just goes to show, it simply doesn’t matter how talented someone is, if they don’t have the right attitude.

Not worth the risk for Gerrard

The Rangers squad have just had a great week of training and team bonding in Tenerife. The last thing they or Steven Gerrard needs, is a disruptive influence.

Togetherness and application is what Rangers need to win the SPL title, not mercurial talent.
Morrison could light up Scottish football, but his disappointing career so far, speaks for itself.
He simply isn’t a risk worth taking.

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