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Ravel Morrison signs for Sheffield United


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Former Manchester United academy prospect Ravel Morrison has signed for Premier League new boys Sheffield United. 

The 26-year-old, who was an FA Youth Cup winner in 2011, has his signed a one-year contract with Chris Wilder's side after a trial with the Blades.

Morrison has played for West Ham, Lazio, QPR, Cardiff, Birmingham and Ostersund since leaving Old Trafford in 2012.

“It’s great to be back in England, now, and get my career kickstarted again,” Morrison said after completing the move to Bramall Lane.

“It’s exciting. It’s a great bunch of lads. They've all got great ability as well. And the gaffer as well — great gaffer. Helped me out.

“I could tell when I went over to Portugal with the team, everyone’s together. It’s a great team. It was good to go away. Well, before we went away, the first few days I was here, they made me feel very welcome. So when I was over there, it felt like I had been with the team for over a year, now.

“It was an easy decision to make. It’s Premier League, you know? It’s a good team and also a great manager.”

Wilder is hoping the former England under-21 international can fulfill his potential in Sheffield.

“Ravel is an undoubted talent and we are delighted that we have put together a deal that suits all parties. I’ve spoken to a number of people about him and it is clear that he has serious ability.

“We are getting a fantastic footballer with a tremendous pedigree and this is a great opportunity for Rav. We believe we can help him get back to the level he wants to be.

"He’s done extremely well during his time with us and it was great to have him in Portugal. It wasn’t about him coming and being on trial because we knew about his abilities. Taking him with us was basically getting to know him and what he’s about, what makes him tick and how he integrates with the players. Trips like what we have been on are invaluable for that."


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