Wolves transfer news: Ryan Giles seals Middlesbrough loan, Chris Wilder reacts
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Wolves transfer news: Ryan Giles seals Middlesbrough loan, Chris Wilder reacts

Ryan Giles has become Wolves’ second loan exit of the day, joining Middlesbrough on loan.

The wing-back will spend the 2022/23 season at the Riverside Stadium and look to continue his development, after he had spells with Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers last term.

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Giles made 21 appearances for Cardiff and really impressed, making nine assists.

He was then recalled by Wolves in January amid a shortage of players in the first-team.

But he didn’t get any first-team minutes, and then went to Ewood Park, where he made just 10 appearances.

Supposedly, Giles had impressed Lage when he returned to the club in January.

And there were reports that the manager want to take a look at him in pre-season.

But Giles has now sealed his move back to the Championship, and Boro boss Chris Wilder is delighted with the club’s business.

He said (mfc.co.uk): “We’re delighted to bring Ryan in. There was a lot of interest in him and it’s great we’ve been able to bring him here.

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“He’s a player we know a lot about, he’s young and he’s an exciting talent.

“He has plenty of experience already at this level and knows the league. I think we’re good fit for Ryan and we’re really looking forward to working with him.” 

Giles is the second player to leave Molineux on loan today, with Ki-Jana Hoever joining PSV Eindhoven.

The Dutchman has struggled for minutes since his arrival at the club in 2020, and is looking to kickstart his career back in his homeland.

Giles making Middlesbrough loan move is interesting after claims Lage wanted to look at him

News of Giles loan move to Middlesbrough comes fairly out of the blue.

And it is interesting because of the suggestions previously that Lage was a fan of Giles and wanting to take a close look at him in pre-season.

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One wonders whether this was more of a decision from the board and not the manager.

Hopefully that is not the case, and Lage did give the move his backing and the initial reports were just wide of the mark.