Motherwell CEO Alan Burrows has confirmed on Twitter that the club wants to sign Nottingham Forest winger Gboly Ariyibi.
The American player spent time on loan with the Scottish Premiership outfit last season, becoming a key part of Stephen Robinson’s team.
Ariyibi played 18 games for the club scoring two goals and registering five assists during the second half of the campaign.
The Well are set to receive a financial boost, with David Turnbull set to join Celtic for £3 million, according to BBC Sport.
Selling the 19-year-old could see the club offer Forest cash for a player who has yet to make his first-team debut for the club despite arriving in 2017.
Burrows was taking part in a Q&A on Twitter and confirmed his desire to pursue the former loan star:
We’d love to bring him back for sure. We’re in constant contact with Notts Forest about trying to see if we can work something out. There are various nuances that don’t make it simple, but we’ll be as patient as we can be.
— Alan Burrows (@Alan_Burrows) June 13, 2019
The move wouldn’t really come as a surprise to Forest fans.
Ariybi was signed by caretaker manager Gary Brazil from Chesterfield and following the appointment of Mark Warburton, he was unable to force his way into the team.
Failed loan spells at Northampton and MK Dons looked to have cast him to the scrapheap but a spell at Fir Park seemed to revive him.
At 24 there is still time for him to improve but it seems highly unlikely he will get a chance to shine at the City Ground.
A permanent move to Motherwell looks appealing to all parties.