Ravel named for Kiwi tour


Ravel Morrison has been included in the Hammers 22-man squad for the e July tour of New Zealand.

And interestingly Modibo Maiga is also included but it apparently there is no place for Alou Diarra on the exciting pre-season trip.

The squad has been published  by a Kiwi newspaper and appears to confirm co-chairman David Gold’s often mentioned view ttourhat Morrison will enjoy a full pre-season with the Hammers.

Things can change – and ClaretandHugh is aware of a meeting between the board and Ravel ahead of the tour – but that the midfielder has been named will be seen as a big positive for those who hope he has a future at the club.

We understand  the party to be as follows:

Andy Carroll, Leo Chambers, Carlton Cole, James Collins, Guy Demel, Mohamed Diame, Stewart Downing, Jussi Jaaskelainen, Matthew Jarvis, Modibo Maiga, Ravel Morrison, Mark Noble, Kevin Nolan, Joey O’Brien, Winston Reid, Adrian, Raphael Spiegel, James Tomkins, Ricardo Vaz Te, Mauro Zarate, Danny Whitehead.

We understand the squad was named ahead of  Cheikhou Kouyaté signing for the club and the midfielder/defender is likely to be added to the squad.

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  • philtheiron says:

    Two thing struck me whilst reading this article.
    The first was that the only possible reason we could have for taking Mogadon maiga to nz is to leave him there!
    Secondly, there has been a lot of utter rubbish been spouted about ravel and there is no doubting he has been a difficult talent to manage. But the only thing of real note stated recently is that David gold expected him to have a full pre season at WHU!
    This and there is always a bit of fingers crossed when discussing him, is I hope further evidence that he will remain a west ham player!
    Talking of which I also hope that going to nz and that Winston can’t wait go go, along with the fact he has been named in the touring party, is further evidence that Reid will remain a hammer!
    I could be totally wrong here and just clutching at straws! But you always have to hope for the best as an irons fan! COYI!

  • philobvious says:

    No Dan Potts?

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