It looks like Gboly Ariyibi doesn’t have a Motherwell future based on Steelmen boss Stephen Robinson’s latest comments.

The out of favour Nottingham Forest wideman had a successful loan spell at Fir Park last season. Robinson would have loved to have him back in North Lanarkshire but that isn’t likely now.

An Ariyibi return is unlikely. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Speaking to the National, as quoted by Nottinghamshire Live, Robinson commented on the American’s potential Motherwell future.

He said: “I wouldn’t think that is a possibility no. I’ve tried very, very hard, but Gboly has indicated to me that he is looking at other things.

“We’ve got wide players in, and I’m very happy with the players we have.”

Ariyibi would still be a welcome Motherwell addition

Ariyibi was great to watch at Fir Park. His end product needs improving but his dribbling and pace gave Motherwell a different outlet in attack towards the end of last term.

27th April 2019, Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Motherwell versus Dundee; Gboly Ariyibi of Motherwell and Cammy Kerr of Dundee (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Nottinghamshire Live’s report claims he is now training with Forest’s U23 squad. Ariyibi is very talented and for him to be training with a youth team is a great waste of his talent.

His Forest career is prety much dead at this point. A permanent move away from the City Ground is needed to really kickstart his career again.

American wideman Ariyibi would still be a welcome addition at Fir Park. Robinson may be happy with his options, but Ariyibi is guaranteed quality. If the opportunity came to sign him Motherwell would jump at the chance to snap him up again.

The Well be gutted not to have him. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

If Robinson has said it’s unlikely though then it’s safe to say that hopes of an Ariybi return are nothing but a pipe dream for Well fans now.

At least they got to see him shine for six months. Ariyibi is a decent player and someone, somewhere, will make good use of him.

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