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Michael Carrick raves about Ryan Giles again as he eyes permanent transfer

Middlesbrough manager Michael Carrick has again been singing the praises of Wolves youngster Ryan Giles.

The 23-year-old has been going from strength to strength on loan at the Riverside Stadium.

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On Saturday, the left wing-back was at his best as he provided two more assists for Boro in their 5-0 thrashing of Reading.

His first assist was a half-volleyed low cross for Chuba Akpom. His second, was another half-volleyed cross, but this time cut back for the arriving Aaron Ramsey.

After the game, Carrick lauded Giles for his contributions. He said (Northern Echo): “He’s been terrific, and he was quite ill actually at the start of the week. He was touch and go on whether he was going to make it, so credit to him for getting himself into a place where he was able to play.

“His attributes – being so quick and such a good left foot – make him a big part of our attacking structure and strategy.

“There was a time when teams could see him doing so well and they were looking at that and shutting it off. So, we’ve had to find other ways to attack and stretch teams. But when he gets into those positions, as he has done, he’s such a massive threat.”

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Carrick has been seriously impressed by Giles since coming in as manager at the Riverside.

He recently stated that he had been magnificent for Boro. And he also suggested he wanted to sign him permanently from Wolves.

Carrick has been speaking about the possibility of that again, and believes it may not be simple.

“There are obviously things that need to fall into place,” he added. “Whether we keep some of the loan players or whether we don’t keep them, it’s not as easy as yes or no.”

Ryan Giles’ market value increasing by the week, as Michael Carrick hails Wolves youngster again

So Giles is now up to nine assists for the season, which is more than any other player in the Championship.

He’s established himself as one of the division’s best creators, and is an integral player for Boro.

Wolves officials will be delighted with how his latest loan spell is going.

He’s absolutely thriving under Carrick and it’s little wonder he is hopeful of a permanent deal.

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But as Giles continues to shine, his market value is increasing.

It’s great news for Wolves because if there is no way for him to become involved with the first-team next season, then there is good money to be made on him.

Surely, it won’t just be Middlesbrough who’ll be keen to sign him.