Scunthorpe United want to sign Ryan Yates on a permanent basis from Nottingham Forest following loan spell, according to the HITC Sport.

Yates has featured 11 times for the Iron, scoring one goal and assisting another, since his January loan move from Championship side Nottingham 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.

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

Forest signed three new central midfield players during the January transfer window so the door could be open for a permanent move for Yates, 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.

Notts County is where he has shone at the top of League Two this season. Yates scored six goals during 28 appearances in his loan stay at Meadow Lane, including a debut goal in the Carabao Cup first round clash against Scunthorpe at Glanford Park.

Prior to this season, he made 12 appearances during a loan stay at Shrewsbury Town in League One last term and has also enjoyed a loan spell at Barrow.

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