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West Ham`s Ravel Morrison has a ``problem``, says QPR`s Redknapp

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 20:56

LONDON: If West Ham United`s Ravel Morrison did not have a "problem" he would not be moving to Queens Park Rangers, the second tier club`s manager Harry Redknapp said on Friday.

Morrison, a former Manchester United trainee, is next week set to complete a surprise loan move to QPR for the rest of the season after falling out of favour at West Ham where he made a superb start to the campaign.

The 21-year-old was touted by many for an England call-up after scoring three goals in 12 Premier League starts, including a classy solo effort against Tottenham Hotspur in October.

His last Premier League start was against Manchester United in December, however, amid media reports of a clash with manager Sam Allardyce.

"If he didn`t have a problem somewhere he wouldn`t be here, he would still be playing at Manchester United. He has that talent," Redknapp told reporters.

"It`s the chance you take. Somewhere in life you have got to take a chance and take a gamble. Sometimes they come off and sometimes they don`t."

Morrison left Manchester United in January 2012 to join West Ham.

The Premier League champions` then manager Alex Ferguson was quoted as saying: "A brilliant footballer. Brilliant ability. Top-class ability. Needs to get away from Manchester and start a new life."

Redknapp feels Morrison could provide QPR with a creative boost as they bid to make an immediate return to the top flight.

"We need someone who can unlock the door," he said.

"I`ve always had someone in my teams who can change a game. I had (Paolo) Di Canio (at West Ham) and (Paul) Merson at Portsmouth. I`ve had someone special who can turn a game for you...

"It is a gamble for us. He has got baggage or something else."

Reuters
First Published: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 20:56

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