Motherwell chief confirms talks for Nottingham Forest winger Gboly Ariyibi

Nottingham Forest's manager Martin O'Neill during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers at City Ground on May 5, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

Gboly Ariyibi has not made a Championship appearance in two years at Nottingham Forest but will he return to the Scottish Premiership with Motherwell?

27th April 2019, Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Motherwell versus Dundee; Gboly Ariyibi and David Turnbull of Motherwell applaud the fans at the end of the...

Motherwell’s chief executive Alan Burrows has confirmed on Twitter that the club are in contract with Nottingham Forest about extending Gboly Ariyibi’s stay at Fir Park.

A £500,000 signing from Chesterfield in January 2017, Ariyibi quickly became the forgotten man of Nottingham Forest and is yet to make his debut for the Championship giants two and a half years after moving to the City Ground.

 

The one-time Leeds United youngster instead spent time out on loan at MK Dons and Northampton before joining Motherwell on a short-term deal five months ago.

Ariyibi was a big hit in the Scottish Premiership, scoring twice in 18 games, and Well manager Stephen Robinson has already admitted that he would love to work with the 23-year-old again.

7th April 2019, Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Motherwell versus Rangers; Gboly Ariyibi of Motherwell avoids the challenge of James Tavernier of Rangers

 

And Burrows has now made it clear that he shares Robinson’s view.

Ariyibi, who has represented the USA at U23 level, appears to have no future whatsoever at Nottingham Forest and it would be no surprise if he was sold this summer with Martin O’Neill looking to bring in additions from elsewhere.

And with Motherwell selling David Turnbull to Celtic, they should have some money to invest in Ariyibi.

Gboly Ariyibi of Northampton Town in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Rotherham United at Sixfields on March 17, 2018 in Northampton, England.

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