Gboly Ariyibi has made a positive impression on loan at Motherwell and supporters want to see him return to Fir Park next season. The 24-year-old joined the Scottish Premiership side in January and has gone on to score and create five goals in 15 appearances in all competitions.
Because he is developing particularly the physical aspect to his game forest might loan him back again. He is brilliant with the ball at his feet running at players. Cmon gboly COYW
— Paul antunes (@Paulantunes10) April 29, 2019
Agreed mate, would love him back next season with Cadden on the other side
— Ross Scanlan ???????? (@rossscanlan93) April 29, 2019
Fantastic player, would definitely like to see him at Fir Park again next season.
— Existentialist (@Existen26877586) April 30, 2019
Hopefully see more of this next season ????
— andrew mccallum (@andrewamcc) April 29, 2019
Would you like to see the winger return to Fir Park next season?
— Viva Motherwell (@VivaMotherwell) April 29, 2019
Ariyibi is due to return to Forest this summer and may have an uncertain future at the City Ground given his lack of playing time in the last two years – The USA u23 international has made zero appearances since joining the Reds from Chesterfield in January 2017.
He’s spent time out on loan at MK Dons (July 17, 2017 – January 17, 2018), Northampton Town (January 19, 2018 – April 6, 2018) and Motherwell (January 7, 2019 – present) and will have a decision to make this summer. Ariyibi has led a nomadic career, playing for eight different clubs by the age of 24, and may want to settle with a side willing to give him regular playing time.
It’s unknown if Motherwell are looking to turn his loan deal permanent, as there’s no buying option attached to his contract, but some fans have made it clear that they want to see the Forest man return to Fir Park. Ariyibi frequently talks about the Scottish club on Twitter and seems to be enjoying himself which could bode well for Motherwell’s chances of signing him in the future.