Ravel Morrison pondering international future with Jamaica

The West Ham-owned midfielder has represented England up to Under-18 level but could pledge his allegiance to the nation of his mother after impressing on loan at Birmingham City
West Ham United youngster Ravel Morrison has admitted he is thinking about declaring himself available for selection for the Jamaican national football team instead of England.

Born in Wythenshaw, the 19-year-old has had a fairly turbulent career to date, getting into several legal problems while contracted to Manchester United, despite being rated among the club's finest youth products since Paul Scholes and was eventually offloaded to the Hammers in January.

The England youth international is currently on loan at Birmingham City in the Championship and has impressed in his nine league appearances so far this season, and although he is highly-rated by many in English football, he could be set to pick an international career with Jamaica over the Three Lions.

Speaking on his Twitter account, Morrison said: "Should I go play for Jamaica hmmm...

"Thinking time. In two minds."

Thus far, Morrison has played at every level for England until Under-18 and was one of the stars of Manchester United's 2011 FA Youth Cup triumph alongside Juventus star Paul Pogba.

He has played once for West Ham since signing 10 months ago, but scored his first senior goal for the Blues last weekend against Hull City.