Ravel Morrison could leave Hammers - Sam Allardyce
Former Manchester United starlet due a massive pay rise if club receives £10m offer
West Ham’s Ravel Morrison has already been teh subject of a bid from Fulham. Photograph: Stephen Pond/PA Wire
Sam Allardyce has accepted that Ravel Morrison could leave West Ham United this winter, saying that the midfielder may have been unsettled despite a “derisory” transfer offer from Fulham.
Morrison, who joined the Hammers in 2012 from Manchester United, is valued at £10m by the east London club but Fulham’s initial bid, confirmed last week by their manager Rene Meulensteen, was rejected.
Meulensteen said the 20-year-old, who is expected to play in tonight’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester City, was keen on a move to Craven Cottage but following his comments West Ham have lodged an official complaint to the Premier League accusing Fulham of tapping up the player.
Under the terms of Morrison’s contract his wage would increase to £60,000 a week if West Ham received an offer of £10m but then decided to keep him at the club while his current salary is approximately one quarter of that amount.
Allardyce said the January window was a time when speculation could turn the heads of players but he refused to rule out the possibility of Morrison leaving.
When asked if he was tempted to sell him, Allardyce said: “Well, who knows? You take each day as it comes in this window.”