It had been reported by “sources” close to the midfielder that he may be unready – after alleged summer problems between the pair – to play for the West Ham manager.
The reports added that were the manager to be removed from his job the player may return.
Ravel, however, tweeted: “Papers talk a lot of rubbish. I don’t care what manager I play under all I want to do is play football.”
That sounds fair enough at first glance but raises the question: “What happens if he gets dropped for a game or two?”
His statement echoes allegations reported exclusively on ClaretandHugh in the past that he may want regular first team football as a given.
The use of the words : “All I want to do is play football ” raises its own questions which hopefully he will answer.
In the meantime it’s good to learn that he has no other deeper problems at Upton Park.
A trusted source told us: “He will be coming back in the summer and play a full part in the pre-season. Our preference is for him to sign a log term contract with the club.”
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