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Wolves transfer news: Ryan Giles attracting Cardiff interest

Young Wolves defender Ryan Giles has reportedly attracted the attention of Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy.

Wales Online say talk of a move for Giles has emerged after the Bluebirds failed to sign Adam Reach from Sheffield Wednesday.

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Left-back Giles spent last season on loan firstly at Coventry City, where he made 22 appearances.

He then went to Rotherham United and made 23 appearances, scoring two goals.

The Millers’ season culminated in relegation, but it was a productive stint for Giles, 21.

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He put in some great performances operating as a wing-back, which is a position that seems to suit his game.

Giles has made one first-team appearance for Wolves to date – against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup fourth round in January 2019.

The Telford-born youngster has been with the club since he was only 8, and won the Academy Player of the Year Award for the 2017–18 season.

It remains to be seen if Wolves sanction a move to Cardiff for Giles.

The star only signed a new contract with the club last Christmas (until 2025), meaning the ball is very much in Wolves court.

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Upon signing that contract, technical director Scott Sellars said of the starlet: “To be playing regularly in the Championship, he has shown his quality and determination to prove to all. We are delighted to reward his hard work.”

Perhaps a loan move could be on the cards.

Wolves have previously sent Dion Sanderson to the Welsh club, who may hope to do business once again.

One more loan?

Perhaps Giles could benefit from one more loan move to the Championship.

Cardiff are a good, competitive side and usually challenge for promotion back to the Premier League when they aren’t in the top-flight.

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That could be a good move for Giles, who’d play under a man who, of course, prowled the touchline at Molineux for just short of six years.

That said, Giles has been pictured in pre-season training at Wolves, and it could be that Bruno Lage turns to him to provide more cover with Jonny Castro Otto set to miss the start of 2021/22.