Ravel Morrison: Cardiff sign West Ham midfielder in loan deal

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison
West Ham midfielder Morrison came through the youth ranks at Manchester United

Cardiff City have confirmed the signing of West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison on loan.

The move for ex-Manchester United trainee Morrison, 21, was announced by Hammers co-chairman David Gold on Twitter.

"Ravel Morrison has gone out on loan to Cardiff City," said Gold on Twitter.

The Bluebirds say the deal will keep Morrison at the Cardiff City Stadium until after the Boxing Day match away against Charlton Athletic.

Morrison himself tweeted on Tuesday tweeted: "Happy to get a 3 month loan @CardiffCityFC time to start playing some football again."

He joined the Hammers in a £650,000 deal in January 2012.

But a string of problems have pushed Morrison to the periphery at West Ham, and managerless Cardiff wanted him on loan.

The situation has been complicated by Morrison facing a court case in 2015 over an alleged assault.

Cardiff are continuing their search for a new manager following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Leyton Orient refusing the Championship club permission to speak to target Russell Slade on Monday.

But whoever is eventually appointed, Cardiff are understood to be keen for Scott Young, joint caretaker boss alongside Danny Gabbidon, to continue his involvement with the first team.