Sheffield United youngster Hassan Ayari appears to be back with the Blades, after trying to get a move to Sheffield Wednesday.
Ayari was given permission by Paul Heckingbottom and the club to find pastures new. Those pastures new appeared to be a trial with local rivals Wednesday, with Ayari even appearing in friendlies for the Owls.
However, Wednesday appear to have not signed the young Tunisian up. And instead, Ayari now seems to be back at Bramall Lane and back involved in the under-21s.
Ayari was named on the bench as the 21s took on Crewe Alexandra today. It was a routine 3-0 win in the end, with first-teamers Louis Marsh and Andre Brooks both getting on the scoresheet.
Whether or not Ayari will force himself back into the thinking of 21s coach Michael Collins.
At the time of his short move to the Owls, it didn’t seem to have gone down too well. Heckingbottom spoke about it at the time and appeared slightly annoyed that the youngster had opted to look across the city.
Now, Ayari seems to face a difficult task in getting back into the thick of things at United. Certainly, there’ll be some stick coming his way from some teammates you’d imagine.
Sheffield United News View: Hassan Ayari sees sense
You can’t blame a young player for looking for first-team football but please, don’t go looking for it at Hillsborough.
Ayari is clearly a talented boy who wants to play. He’s on the radar of his country and he clearly has big ambitions to make it big and impress.
However, United are flying high and he’s always going to find it hard to break into the first-team.
For now, he seems to have seen sense. Moving to Wednesday was lead balloon type stuff. Thankfully, he’s now back at The Lane and kick on with his career.