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 By Tom Marshall

Ex-England youth international Ravel Morrison in line for Jamaica call-up

Ravel Morrison
Ravel Morrison has been performing well for Atlas in Liga MX.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Atlas midfielder and former England youth Ravel Morrison may soon be a Jamaica international.

The 25-year-old posted a letter on Instagram that appeared to be the Jamaica Football Federation asking Atlas to release him for Jamaica's friendly on March 25 in Kingston against Antigua and Barbuda.

ESPN Mexico reported that Morrison is keen and that the paperwork is being processed to enable the former Manchester United player to play for the Reggae Boyz.

"He will meet the members of the technical staff, conclude his applications to acquire the requisite documentation he needs to play in future games," read the letter, implying that Morrison won't feature in the friendly this month.

Manchester native Morrison played for England at youth level, but qualifies for Jamaica and considered representing the Caribbean island as far back as 2012.

The Reggae Boyz didn't make the World Cup, but Theodore Whitmore's team will be involved in the upcoming CONCACAF Nations League and likely the 2019 Gold Cup. Jamaica finished runner-up in the 2015 and 2017 Gold Cups.

Morrison came through Manchester United's youth system, before moving to West Ham United and then Lazio, as well as loan spells at Birmingham City, QPR and Cardiff City.

Morrison is currently on loan at Atlas from Lazio and has found some form this season, even if the club has struggled in Liga MX.

The player is in the Atlas squad for Sunday's away game at Veracruz.

Tom Marshall covers Liga MX and the Mexican national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @MexicoWorldCup.

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