Ravel Morrison has joined Sheffield United on a one-year deal.
After spending the previous campaign with Swedish side Östersund, the former Manchester United midfielder marks his return to the Premier League following a successful trial with Sheffield United during their pre-season trip to Portugal.
The 26-year-old’s previous stint in the top flight of English football was with West Ham back in 2014, and it was followed by loan spells at Birmingham, QPR, and Cardiff, before a permanent transfer to Lazio in 2015.
Now, the midfielder has signed a one-year contract with the newly-promoted Sheffield side, with an option to extend should he prove successful.
Sheffield manager Chris Wilder was full of praise for his new signing, as he stated (via The Guardian): “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.”
Then speaking about Morrison’s trial with the team, Wilder added: “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.”