Hull City transfers: Tigers owner opens doors to left-back moving to Championship rivals Middlesbrough FC

HULL CITY owner Acun Ilicali has confirmed that the East Yorkshire club are open to the prospect of Ryan Giles moving out to Championship rivals Middlesbrough - as the Tigers seek to provide themselves with wriggle room regarding Financial Fair Play.

City bought Giles to the club on loan from Luton Town in January and had an obligation to buy the player in the summer window for £4m, as part of the original deal which took him to the MKM Stadium on loan.

He featured 17 times as the Tigers narrowly missed out on reaching the Championship play-offs.

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The 24-year-old, who spent previous loan spells in the White Rose at Boro and Rotherham United, returned to his parent club at the end of the season.The Telford-born player has signed a three-year contract, with a further year’s option.Hull are willing to let Giles go immediately - though an agreement that suits all parties is still to be reached.

Hull have triggered an option to sign left-back Giles on a permanent transfer, after he made 17 Championship appearances for the Tigers during a loan spell in the second half of the 2023/24 season. The 24-year-old also impressed on loan at Middlesbrough the previous season and could return to Teesside permanently.Hull have triggered an option to sign left-back Giles on a permanent transfer, after he made 17 Championship appearances for the Tigers during a loan spell in the second half of the 2023/24 season. The 24-year-old also impressed on loan at Middlesbrough the previous season and could return to Teesside permanently.
Hull have triggered an option to sign left-back Giles on a permanent transfer, after he made 17 Championship appearances for the Tigers during a loan spell in the second half of the 2023/24 season. The 24-year-old also impressed on loan at Middlesbrough the previous season and could return to Teesside permanently.

Boro are keen on an initial loan with a permanent deal.

Giles spent a very successful season-long loan at Boro in 2022-23, when Michael Carrick’s side finished in the top six of the second tier and is said to be keen on a return to Teesside.

Ilicali said: "About Giles, if he wants to go to Middlesbrough, we will let him go. For me, players' happiness is the most important thing.

"As you saw last year, so many big names came to us in the Championship, like Fabio Carvalho and Tyler Morton from the big clubs, so we will bring in new boys. I'm sure we will be in a good place with my team."

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