West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has admitted that he fears that Manchester United will make an attempt to buy back midfielder Ravel Morrison, Sky
Morrison began his career at Old Trafford and was very highly-rated, but left under a cloud due to off-the-pitch problems, and because Man Utd were unwilling to fulfil his wage demands. After he joined West Ham in January 2012, he spent the whole of last season on loan at Birmingham City, where he scored three goals in 30 appearances.
Upon his return to Upton Park, Morrison has shown impressive form this season, already scoring four in all competitions including two in the Premier League, and his displays have earned him a place in the England U-21 squad for their latest Euro 2015 qualifiers.
And Allardyce has revealed that he does not know if Man Utd have a buy-back option for when they sold Morrison, conceding that the Hammers would struggle to resist a large offer from the Premier League champions should that be the case.
He said: “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. 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.”
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