Sam Allardyce has admitted he is worried that Ravel Morrison will return to Manchester United in the future.
The precociously talented 20-year-old is one of the most in-form midfielders in England right now and continued that with a composed performance for England’s Under-21s this week.
Morrison left United following a drawn out battle for him to curtail his poor off field attitude and has flourished in his new environment under Allardyce, leading to questions being asked about whether United have a buy-back clause but when questioned about it , Allardyce refused to confirm whether a buy-back clause had been placed in his contract.
“I don’t know if there is a buy-back clause and what that figure might be if it even exists. But my real big worry is that Manchester United will come back to buy him,” Allardyce said.
“Look at what happened when Chris Smalling played a handful of games for Fulham – United jumped in with £10million. Then there was Phil Jones when I was at Blackburn – that’s what you are up against.”
Allardyce is the manager of West Ham United but doesn’t know if there is a buy-back clause in one of his players’ contracts? I find that extremely hard to believe.
United knew that a change of scenery may have been the tonic for Morrison and that has been the case, so it would be very strange if they did not negotiate a buy-back clause into Morrison’s contract.
It gives United fans hope that Morrison could return to Manchester in the future. The Telegraph has revealed that United have already received £200,000 in appearance fees for Morrison this season in a complicated contract with West Ham and there is every chance that a release clause may be in there. If there wasn’t, then surely Allardyce would simply come out and say so?
Morrison was always regarded as one of the finest talents our academy has produced and his form this season has shown why. United may have let him leave but there is every chance that he could return in the future.