Report: West Ham wants to cut Ravel Morrison amid assault charges

Wednesday December 17th, 2014

West Ham wants to terminate the contract of midfielder Ravel Morrison with immediate effect, reports The Telegraph.

Last month, Morrison was cleared of threatening to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and have her killed, but he still faces three other assault charges. According to The Telegraph, West Ham want to get rid of the 21-year-old "as quickly as possible" and will argue his disciplinary issues mean they do not have to give him a pay-off.

Morrison was loaned to both Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City in 2014 but has returned to West Ham to train with its Under-21s.

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The Telegraph reports that the loan to Cardiff was "a last chance for Morrison to get his career on track," and when that didn't happen West Ham no longer wants to be responsible for him. 

Morrison, who earns $18,753 per week, scored six goals in 15 Championship League appearances for QPR this season. 

- Molly Geary

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