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09th Jan 2021

Ravel Morrison’s contract has been terminated… again

Ravel Morrison joined ADO Den Haag in September last year and has already had his contract terminated by mutual consent after playing just four matches

Reuben Pinder

Oh, Ravel

Ravel Morrison has had his contract with ADO Den Haag terminated by mutual consent after playing just five matches for the club.

The Dutch team signed the the midfielder in September 2020 after he had been released by Sheffield United after just one season, but Morrison’s time in Holland has now been cut short too, after less than five months.

In a statement posted on the club website, the Eredivisie side said: “ADO Den Haag thanks Morrison for his efforts and wishes him the best of luck in his further career.”

This is just the latest instalment in a long list of ill-fated spells in Morrison’s career since he left West Ham United, where he enjoyed a brief spell of form in the Premier League as a 20 year-old.

Before ADO Den Haag, it was thought that the mercurial playmaker might have found a home at Sheffield United, with Chris Wilder describing the move as “a good fit for the player and the club.” Alas, the former Manchester United youngster ended up on loan at Middlesbrough, before he was sent back to Bramall Lane before the end of last season.

That followed a six month spell in Sweden at Ostersund, where his performances earned praise from the manager but he was not kept on due to repeated injuries and his high salary demands.

Morrison is still only 27, but with only 140 club appearances to his name throughout his entire career, it is impossible to look back on his career as a tragic example of wasted talent, given Sir Alex Ferguson once described him as “the best he’d ever seen.”