By Amir Mir
Lazio playmaker Ravel Morrison has sparked rumours he could be on his way to Aston Villa by following the club on Twitter.
Morrison, who is contracted to the Serie A club until the summer of 2019, also tweeted a cryptic message ‘Gone with the wind’.
His decision to follow Villa’s official Twitter account has prompted chatter from supporters on social media.
— Andrew Stone (@andrewstone85) July 22, 2016
The playmaker was once regarded as one of the most gifted young footballers in the country, but reported attitude problems has seen the 23-year-old’s career take a number of setbacks.
Morrison has only made 70 senior appearances since graduating from the Manchester United academy in 2010.
The attacking midfielder is contracted to Lazio for another three years but has struggled to settle in Italy following loan spells at city rivals Birmingham, Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City.
If rumours are to be true then the Villa supporters will respond with mixed views as his off-field problems can at times overshadow his ability on the pitch.
Would love ravel Morrison down the villa rate him so highly on his day un stoppable #avfc
— matt dines (@dinesyboi) July 22, 2016
Ravel Morrison coming to #AVFC? Yes please!
— Jack Grimse (@JackGrimse) July 22, 2016
If RDM can get the most out of Morrison, we may be making the signing of the season! #AVFC
— The Holte (@TheHolteTweets) July 22, 2016
Haven't seen much on R.Morrison rumours but if we did sign him and RDM got the best out of him. Could be a superb buy. Lots to prove. #avfc
— Matt Lynch (@mattlyynch) July 22, 2016
— Andrew Ashburn (@AndrewAshburn) July 22, 2016
Don't understand why we would take a gamble on Ravel if plenty of money is there to be spent. #avfc
— Graham Ralph (@GrahamRalph1) July 22, 2016
In other Aston Villa transfer news, midfielder returns to his home country after making a one-year loan switch.