Wolves are prepared to sell Ryan Giles to Middlesbrough if they maintain their Premier League status come the end of the season, according to The Northern Echo.
Middlesbrough secured the loan signing of Giles in the summer and he has been a revelation under both previous boss Chris Wilder and specifically current head coach Michael Carrick.
He has played as a left wing-back and a left-back more often than not, but also has the ability to play further forward. But it is not just his versatility that has made him a favourite with the Boro faithful.
Giles’ seven assists puts him second in the top assists chart, behind only fellow Middlesbrough player Dan Barlaser with eight. His assists and creation of chances have been a huge factor in the Teessiders’ success over recent weeks and months, and he is integral to the way Carrick wants his team to play.
It comes as no surprise that Middlesbrough are keen to sign Giles on a permanent deal, a pursuit which looks to have a good outcome as far as the Championship side are concerned.
According to The Northern Echo, parent club Wolves are prepared to sell the 23-year-old to his current loan side if they remain in the Premier League.
A huge boost for Boro…
They don’t know which division they will be playing their football in next season, but whether it is the Championship or the Premier League, Middlesbrough will no doubt want to get a deal for Giles done and over the line considering the impact he has made in the red and white shirt so far.
Given his form across the campaign Middlesbrough will likely face competition from sides up and down the country for his signature, especially considering Wolves have loosened their stance on allowing him to depart on a permanent deal. However, Boro are certainly in the pole position to land the defender.
They won’t want to get drawn into paying over the odds for the player, and Wolves will need to be realistic with their asking price considering he has never played a minute for his parent club despite having been there for a number of years.