Editorial (March 23, 2018) – Ravel Morrison the one time golden boy of Manchester United could switch international allegiance to Jamaica. The Manchester born star who was once described by Sir Alex Ferguson as “the most natural footballer he had ever seen” could give up the chance to play for the country of his birth if the Jamaican football authorities have their way.
Ravel Morrison to Switch Allegiance
Morrison who was an FA Youth Cup winner with the Red Devils in 2011, he played along side current United first team stars Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba in the youth side at Old Trafford. Unlike his former team mates his career has not progressed as planned, having left the English giants in 2012 after a string of off the field issues, he had spells at West Ham and QPR before moving to Italy to play for Lazio in 2015.
After only making four appearances in two seasons in Italy and after another short spell at Queens Park Rangers he moved to Mexico in 2017 to join club Atlas, although he made a promising start to life in Liga MX he has found himself struggling for game time of late and with the chances of him getting the opportunity to represent England at senior level fading fast he may feel it is the right time to switch allegiances now.
Morrison has represented England at youth level but he still qualifies to play for Jamaica through his grandparents and seemed very excited about the possibility, in a recent tweet he wrote “making my way to Jamaica, sorting my documents and paper work so can be ready for the next games, looking forward to watch the game on Sunday the 25th.”
Though it may seem another step back in a career that promised so much it may be a very exciting time to play for the Reggae Boyz having reached the last two Gold Cup finals in 2015 and 2017 and though they missed out on the final round of CONCACAF World Cup !ualifying if Morrison does decide to commit his future to the Caribbean nation he could potentially link up with Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey to form a talented and exciting partnership for the Jamaican national team.