Thursday 14 December 2017

Ravel Morrison in limbo at the Hammers

Morrison left confused over whether West Ham want to sell him or not
Morrison left confused over whether West Ham want to sell him or not

Matt Law

Ravel Morrison has been left confused over whether West Ham want to sell him this month.

West Ham have warned Morrison they will not back down from the tough stance they took when they rejected a £4m bid from Fulham and reported the Cottagers to the Premier League for comments made by head coach Rene Meulensteen.

But West Ham are still yet to make Morrison the firm offer of a new contract or a pay rise to his £15,000-a-week wages, which put him among the lowest earners in the first-team squad. Fulham are expected to make a second bid for midfielder Morrison that will top £5m, but West Ham are demanding close to £10m.

They agreed to a clause in his current deal that states Morrison will be entitled to wages of £60,000 a week if the club receive a bid of £10m and want to keep him.

West Ham assistant boss Neil McDonald admitted the former Manchester United youngster does have a price and must work harder to be recognised as a first-team regular. "I would imagine everyone's got a price, yes," he said.

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