Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore says he will remain in touch with Ravel Morrison and is open to a future deal for the mercurial talent, Yorkshire Post report.
Morrison began training with the Owls after leaving ADO Den Haag in January.
The former Manchester United man has an abundance of talent, yet he has struggled to get going at former clubs West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield United.
Moore was open to signing Morrison to bolster his attacking ranks, but ultimately decided against it with the playmaker’s fitness levels seemingly at question.
Speaking to Yorkshire Post, Moore admits he was uncertain Morrison could make an immediate impact but claimed the door is open for a potential future deal.
“Ravel did so well when he came in. I just felt at the time, where we were at, we needed people to hit the ground running. It would have taken him a few weeks to get up to speed. That was the only thing really. The door’s not closed on him. He’s not training here anymore but for the future, we’ll keep in touch with him,” Moore explained.
Morrison has a reputation for being one of the best talents of the past decade.
The 28-year-old had a short spell at Middlesbrough during Jonathan Woodgate’s ill-fated reign, and the former Boro boss couldn’t hide his admiration for his ability.
“I just think he’s an absolutely outstanding player, and I think we can get the best out of him. People say he’s had issues, but who hasn’t had issues? I’ve had a few myself. It doesn’t concern me one little bit,” Woodgate told the Northern Echo.
Wednesday have lacked a creative spark all season as they are among the Championship’s lowest scorers this season alongside Wycombe Wanderers and Derby County.
The Owls face a fight for survival as they sit six points adrift of safety.
Morrison may have plenty of natural ability, but Wednesday need maximum effort and fitness levels now and they can’t afford to carry a player with what is at stake.