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Report: Cardiff and Blackburn tried to re-sign Ryan Giles from Wolves

Ryan Giles has completed a loan move to Middlesbrough, with Boro beating off competition from two of his former clubs to land the Wolves star.

The wing-back is spending the entire 2022/23 season at the Riverside Stadium, as he bids to stake a claim for the Wolves first-team.

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Some expected him to be stick around at Wolves for the coming season.

There had been reports Bruno Lage was ready to take a close look at him in pre-season. This after being impressed with him when he returned to the club in January to provide cover.

But Giles has gone to Boro to work under Chris Wilder, who was delighted with the capture.

And it seems Middlesbrough fended off competition for Giles.

According to the Northern Echo, both Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers made fresh attempts to sign him again ahead for the 2022/23 season.

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Giles spent the first half of last term on loan with the Bluebirds, and had a really productive spell, making 21 appearances and producing nine assists.

Then, after going back to Wolves in January, Giles headed to Ewood Park with Blackburn.

Clearly Giles made a big impression for both clubs.

But it’s Middlesbrough who will get to count on his services.

Ryan Giles was coveted, he must now show with Middesbrough why that was the case

So a few teams were trying to land Giles this summer and it was Middlesbrough who won the race in the end.

Clearly, he’s a young player with real ability and potential.

Giles must now show exactly why several teams wanted to sign him this summer.

It wasn’t the best of spells for him at Blackburn, after a fantastic start to the season with Cardiff. Arguably, his return to Wolves didn’t really help his cause.

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But Giles should fare well under the guidance of Wilder, a former Premier League manager and proven developer of young talent.

Hopefully, he can enjoy a Morgan Gibbs-White-style campaign.