There were justifiable fears the player’s position would become problematical on his return to the club after his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers.
The events of last season had some holding their breath on how the player would react to Upton Park life at the end of the summer holidays.
But Ravel has got his head down and worked very hard indeed during the break in the Evian Valley.
ClaretandHugh has learned from one source that the player has shown a real enthusiasm to be a part of things.
He said: “There’s been no problems at all. Ravel is Ravel of course and doesn’t do things the way some might but there’s absolutely no problem with his attitude and application. It’s been refreshing to watch.”
Ravel is in the last year of his contract and the club will make up their minds later – when seeing how he settles down – if and what type of contract they may be prepared to offer him.
A source said: “There’s no huge rush. Both the player and the club realise there’s time to sort things.”