Wolves have sent Ryan Giles out on loan to Middlesbrough for the 2022/23 campaign.
The youngster is heading back to the Championship and will look to continue his development under Chris Wilder.
The 22-year-old spent all of last season in the English second tier barring January when Wanderers recalled him.
He started off at Cardiff City, which was a really productive spell for him.
In the second half of the campaign, he went to Blackburn Rovers.
It was thought that Bruno Lage wanted to take a close look at Giles in pre-season having been impressed with him when he came back to the club in January.
But the decision has been made to send Giles back to the Championship.
Strategic player marketing manager Matt Jackson has explained the decision, telling the Wolves official website: “This is part of the football education.
‘Gilo’ has been playing at the top of the Championship and knows he fits there comfortably, so we’ve challenged him to have the impact at Middlesbrough that Morgan [Gibbs-White] had at Sheffield United last season.
“It’s a level he’s comfortable at. He’s gone to a big club, with brilliant facilities and we like the culture, with a manager who has experienced the top level of the game and knows what it takes to produce Premier League players – Middlesbrough have wanted to be there for a long time and Gilo definitely wants to be there.”
Ryan Giles should seek to replicate Gibbs-White’s season with Sheffield United
So Giles is back in the Championship, and Wolves are hopeful he can follow the example of Gibbs-White.
The midfielder excelled last term at Sheffield United, and is now valued at at least £20 million by the club.
Giles has good Championship experience now, and could potentially really thrive in 2022/23.
He did fantastically well at Cardiff, before Wolves recalled him. That seemed to disrupt his rhythm a bit, so hopefully next term he can just play out a full season uninterrupted, just as Gibbs-White had the chance to.