Middlesbrough to firm up interest in Hull City's Ryan Giles as Michael Carrick readies move

Ryan Giles' permanent stay at Hull City could be a brief one
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Hull City's Championship rivals Middlesbrough are preparing to launch a bid for Ryan Giles which would see the defender move back to Teesside on a permanent basis, Hull Live understands.

Giles completed a permanent move to City last week ahead of the Tigers returning to pre-season training at Cottingham on Monday, and the defender has been part of Tim Walter's group this week.

Under the terms of Giles' loan move to the MKM Stadium from Luton Town in January, City had an obligation to buy the 24-year-old former Wolves youngster in a deal thought to be worth around £4m. As expected, that move was ratified last Thursday with him penning a three-year contract with the option of a fourth.

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Hull Live, however, understands from sources close to Boro that City are expecting a formal bid from Michael Carrick's Teessiders which, if accepted, would see Giles link back up with his former boss, something it's believed he would be open to should both clubs agree a deal.

The pair worked together at the Riverside during the 2022/23 campaign which saw them lose in the Championship play-off semi-final to Coventry City, with Giles playing 48 times for Boro, clocking up 11 assists before that play-off heartbreak against the Sky Blues.

Giles, on the books of Wolves, then moved to newly-promoted Luton for a club-record £5m last summer but played just 11 times for the Hatters before switching to the MKM Stadium and playing under Liam Rosenior in the final weeks of the season, though he failed to pin down a regular berth in the final eight games.