Report: Scunthorpe want permanent deal for Nottingham Forest's Ryan Yates; could pay £500,000

Nottingham Forest's manager Aitor Karanka looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Hull City and Nottingham Forest at KCOM Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Hull,...

Yates signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract at Nottingham Forest, shortly before his loan to Scunthorpe United.

A general view of Glanford Park on March 31, 2012 in Scunthorpe, England.

Scunthorpe United want to sign Ryan Yates on a permanent basis from Nottingham Forest, according to the Daily Mirror (April 13th, page 54).

Yates has played 11 times for the Iron, scoring one goal and assisting another, since his January loan move from Forest.

The 20-year-old midfielder had previously impressed on the other side of his hometown with Notts County, prompting the Reds to extend his contract until 2020 at the start of this year.

General View of the the Brian Clough stand before the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough at City Ground on August 19, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

According to the Daily Mirror however, Scunthorpe - who have since sacked Graham Alexander, the manager who signed Yates - are undeterred.

And it is claimed the League One side could pay £500,000 to turn Yates' deal into a full-time agreement.

Forest added three new central midfield players during the January transfer window, and although David Vaughan, Chris Cohen and Jack Colback could all depart the City Ground at the end of their contracts this summer, Yates could still have five for company next season.

Would Yates be better off leaving Nottingham Forest?

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