Ryan Giles transfer update emerges as Hull City look to snare Luton Town ace

Hull City's Ryan Giles in action during his 17-game loan spell in East Yorkshire but what next for the 24-year-old?
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Defender Ryan Giles is attracting interest from former club Middlesbrough as Hull City work to make his loan move from Luton Town permanent in the coming weeks.

Giles joined Hull City on a short-term deal in January from the Hatters and played 17 times in the remaining weeks of the campaign as the Tigers narrowly missed out on a place in the top six, before returning to his parent club following their relegation from the Premier League.

City's initial loan move for Town's club-record signing Giles saw the Tigers have an obligation to buy inserted into the deal, thought to be worth around £4m, and the club are understood to be in talks with the Hatters over completing that deal.

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Sources on Teesside suggest Giles' ex-loan club Middlesbrough are keeping tabs on the situation. Giles enjoyed a good spell at Boro under Michael Carrick in getting to the Championship semi-final in May 2023, and with the former Manchester United star signing a new long-term contract, are keeping an open mind about the attack-minded defender who impressed in the North East.

Speaking prior to Liam Rosenior's departure at the end of the season, Giles reaffirmed his desire to remain at the MKM Stadium into the new season.

"One hundred per cent (I'd like to stay)," he told Hull Live. "It's a great club. Honestly, there's some really good people down there. I've got nothing but good words for everybody. Everyone's made me feel really, really at home, even the fans as well. The fans have taken to me really well, which I really appreciate. All these things as a player help you settle in quickly and that was what it was about the day when I walked through the door. You don't take those things for granted I don't think, well, I certainly don't. I certainly remember. It's been really good, but that's thanks to the club.

"There's no better feeling is that it brings, I think a lot of confidence out in a player, and they've expressed that to me as well, which has been lovely."