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Ravel Morrison heading to West Ham; Should Tottenham Hotspur have got involved?

Maybe we should take a chance?
Maybe we should take a chance?

Ravel Morrison is, by all accounts, one of the most talented young players to be produced by Manchester United in the last decade. He's just 18-years-old, he was one of the top performers at last year's FA Youth Cup, and he's made three cup appearances for United. His contract expires at the end of the year, and he has not been offered a new one. He's about to head to West Ham.

Despite the fact that everyone who's seen him agrees he has the talent to break into the United first team, they're willing to unload him. Morrison's twitter account makes him sound like one of the dumbest human beings on the planet and he has been in trouble with the law multiple times. Due to his off the pitch troubles and other character concerns, Alex Ferguson is supposedly letting him walk for £1m. West Ham will, according to possibly nonsense twitter gossip, pay him £10k per week with escalators that could see him make £65k per week if he's staying out of trouble and playing regularly in the Premier League.

My question is: Should Spurs look into obtaining these types of players? Obviously talented youngsters who have 'character issues' and need a change of scenery? Morrison is obviously a steal at £1m from a talent perspective, but he could end up never making a Premier League start. I don't see Harry Redknapp as your turn troubled boys into men type, but perhaps Joe Jordan is? I wouldn't be opposed to signing more players like this if we think we can turn them around.

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