Ravel Morrison
Morrison has made just one appearance for West Ham this season having spent the campaign on loan at Cardiff.Getty Images

Ravel Morrison's agent has attempted to build interest in the West Ham United midfielder by claiming the England Under-21 international would get into Arsenal's first team.

Morrison looks set to leave Upton Park after being deemed surplus to requirements by manager Sam Allardyce and could be offloaded during the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old midfielder had been tipped to be among the rising stars of English football but a number of off-the-field incidents have damaged his reputation, having been signed as a youngster by ex-Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

And in a desperate attempt to find a new club for the former Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City loanee, his representative has made an impassioned plea to potential suitors, including Arsenal.

"Wherever he goes is his last chance," Silkman told Talksport of the former United star. "Ravel could get into Arsenal's team tomorrow. His ability is unbelievable, he is fantastic. Whoever gets Ravel now will get the best deal that's been done this century in football.

"Personally, if I was a Premier League manager, I would now be desperate to take him until the end of the season, because there is a deal to be done, any club.

"He is willing to do something, in his contract, which makes it a no brainer. I am not saying this because I am connected with Ravel, now is the most unbelievable time.

"Sam doesn't want him back. You never say never in football but this is the time to get Ravel Morrison, he's fit but not game fit. He's worked like you can't believe. If Ravel was going to give a problem, he would now.

"My view is he would be the best signing, not of the season, but for a long, long time. He is probably worth £14m. You're only going to have to pay five months of his wages, but you can walk away and pay nothing."

With Krystian Bielik expected to become Arsenal's first signing of the January window, manager Arsene Wenger is expected to look towards signing a defender to bolster his back four during the remainder of the season.

Morrison failed to break into the United first team during three years at Old Trafford, making just three substitute appearances before he was offloaded to West Ham, where he career has since hit a downward trajectory.