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Ravel Morrison On Verge Of International Switch

BBC Sport have reported that former Manchester United player Ravel Morrison is set to declare for the Jamaican national football team.

Currently on loan at Mexican side Atlas from Italian giants Lazio, the creative midfielder qualifies for the Reggae Boyz through the Granny Rule. The Manchester born 25-year-old was tipped for an England senior call up while at West Ham but his career has been turbulent, taking in eight clubs in his short carer.

Morrison has earned nine caps for England from under-16 level up but looks set to abandon ship for the Caribbean nation.The Jamaicans could possess one of the most exciting squads in North America if they exercised their recruitment policy to better effect. Jamaican born players like Leon Bailey and Rolando Aarons look set to follow in the footsteps of Raheem Sterling and John Barnes in becoming England internationals while the likes of Troy Deeney, Scott Sinclair, Nathan Redmond, Dwight Gayle and Reece Oxford remain eligible for last years Gold Cup runners up.

However, this time Jamiaca could finally sway another player to represent them with Adrian Mariappa, Wes Morgan and Gareth McCleary already on board. Despite Morrison’s controversies, he could be a major coup for a side whose player pool relies heavily on a struggling national league.

Nick Menezes, Pundit Arena

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Nick is a soccer, GAA and rugby fanatic who has a worrying obsession with the Irish football team. His articles focus on Irish football and he also writes some light-hearted pieces, particularly quirky starting XIs.