Ravel Morrison good enough to play for Arsenal, says Barry Silkman

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Agent Barry Silkman reckons that whoever picks up Ravel Morrison in January would be doing the “best deal” of the century.

The former Manchester United midfielder has been edged out at Upton Park after falling out with manager Sam Allardyce.

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And Silkman, a player who practically wrote the book on being a journeyman, told talkSPORT that the youngster so good that Arsene Wenger would start him for Arsenal.

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But the former Leyton Orient midfielder did at least shown some element of sense in admitting that Morrison must prove he can overcome his off-the-field distractions.

He said: “Wherever he goes is his last chance. Ravel could get into Arsenal’s team tomorrow. His ability is unbelievable, he is fantastic.

“Whoever gets Ravel now will get the best deal that’s been done this century in football.”

Where next?

After an unsuccessful loan spell at Cardiff City was cut short Morrison has since being training with the U-21 squad at West Ham.

Since his return to East London he has been linked with moves to Lazio, Aston Villa and QPR where he spent six months on loan in the second half of last season.

“Personally, if I was a Premier League manager, I would now be desperate to take him until the end of the season,” added Silkman.

“This is the biggest no brainer. There is no gamble.”

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