Date: 3rd January 2017 at 12:55pm
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With it being known that striker Rudy Gestede is in Middlesbrough at the moment for talks over a move this January transfer window, it appears we’ve made our money back.

Sky Sports are reporting this afternoon that a fee of £6million has been agreed for the 28 year old Benin international and of course £6million is said to have been the fee we paid Blackburn Rovers for his services in the summer of 2015.

With manager Steve Bruce confirming that talks had been held between both clubs and that the player had travelled for talks, Sky say he’ll undergo a medical later today and that the finishing touches on his new personal terms will be done shortly – so potentially an announcement tomorrow or Thursday maybe.

The £6million fee was apparently agreed over the weekend as hinted at and should he depart this week, he will go having made 19 appearances for Villa in 2016/17 with a return of four goals.

In total he would depart with 26 starting appearances and a further 29 from the substitutes bench, returning ten goals in total.

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7 Replies to “No Loss On Gestede”

  • Good to hear, if he’s not in their plans (I still think him and Ross feeding off him would have been ok IF our service had been half decent) then they might as well clear the wage bill and get the funds for Bruce.

  • Still think we need someone in to replace him though. He is the only big lump we have, so when we are struggling to get in behind teams and need to mix things up by going more direct we no longer have someone like it. Maybe the hold up is to do with us ge

  • Can’t say I’m worried about losing Gestede. Far too one-dimensional. Not good enough with his back to goal therefore making him incapable of linking the play. He’d be fine in an old fashioned 4-4-2 with wingers, if the second striker was a rugged type. Bu

  • No great loss I’m afraid as he hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. At least we will get our money back and with us now not having a so called big lump up front could we spend the money on creative midfielders who actually pass the ball on the ground. Th

  • I liked him as an alternative plan B & with the right service he could have been more effective . Hopefully we’ll replace him with somebody even better. A creative midfielder wouldn’t go amiss & a few out

  • If you are are selling a player to a Premier league club (especially after the latest tv deal) for the same money you paid for him – then sorry but we are getting bent over – again. Whatever player we bid for – we automatically get quoted EPL club prices

  • Any premier league club willing to give us our money back on a 10 goals in 55 “striker” is the one being bent over…. I like the fact we are trying to get some business done early. Even if we did get a bit more for him later, that also means we’re behind

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