Leicester City and West Ham are both keen on Middlesbrough loanee Ryan Giles, according to reports, with Boro seemingly keen on signing the Wolves man in the summer as well.
Giles has shone on loan with Middlesbrough in the Championship this season. The 23-year-old wide player has featured in all 35 of Boro’s Championship fixtures so far this season, assisting nine and proving to be a really key player for Michael Carrick’s side.
Carrick discussed the possibility of signing Giles permanently earlier in the week and the ex-West Ham midfielder refused to rule out the possibility, after previous reports had suggested that Wolves were open to selling Giles in the summer, providing that they aren’t relegated from the Premier League.
Now though, an emerging report from Daily Mirror’s print edition (09.03.23, pg. 65 via FLW) says that Premier League duo Leicester City and West Ham are both interested in Giles ahead of the summer transfer window. Giles’ Middlesbrough currently sit in 3rd place of the Championship and seven points behind Sheffield United in 2nd.
Giles has impressed with Middlesbrough this season. It always seemed likely that Boro would be linked with a permanent swoop, but few would’ve expected to see the likes of Wet Ham and Leicester linked.
Whilst Giles is a real talent, he’s unproven at Premier League level. He’s still progressing as a player and if he continues his form into the summer, Wolves might yet fancy him for their own squad going into the next season.
And West Ham and Leicester’s presence in this transfer chase could bump up the price, which could potentially be a blow for Boro.
It remains to be seen what the summer has in store for Giles, but he’s certainly a key player for Middlesbrough, who return to action v Swansea City this weekend.