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Boro Striker Gestede Linked With Blues Loan
Monday, 17th Dec 2018 19:38

Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede is reported to be among Paul Lambert’s January Town loan targets.

According to the Daily Telegraph the 30-year-old will be made available by Boro during the transfer window with the Blues having made an initial enquiry.

Benin international Gestede was previously with Aston Villa - who sold the 6ft 4in tall frontman to the Teessiders for £6 million in January 2017 - and Blackburn but not during Lambert’s time in charge of either club.

Like Daryl Murphy, Gestede is very much the experienced Championship number nine Lambert is looking to add to his squad during the January window and is almost certainly on his list of potential recruits.

Essey-lès-Nancy-born Gestede, who spent time with Cardiff and Metz earlier in his career, has made only two starts this season - one in the Championship in November - as well as four sub appearances and is currently sidelined with a hamstring problem.

Overall, he has made 20 starts and 27 sub appearances for Boro, scoring six goals.

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kozmik added 19:45 - Dec 17

GerkensBeard added 19:45 - Dec 17

My number 1 ideal striker for us! Even the flexibility of us playing 4-4-2 Sears and him would work so well together. I like the way we’re playing at the moment would be ideal

Devereuxxx added 19:54 - Dec 17
Would be a great signing, a front 3 of Lankester, Gestede and a bang in form Sears sounds very appealing.

This is also a bit of a litmus test of how much financial commitment ME is prepared to display. No doubt Gestede is on a large wage and Boro will want most of that covered for a 6-month loan. If we're to stay up, this is the exact sort of player we need to be not only targeting, but securing.

HALLSJ added 19:58 - Dec 17
Excellent signing definitely yes from me

herfie added 20:08 - Dec 17
Spooky! Was genuinely mulling over whether PL would consider going in for him - then, as if by magic, this snippet emerged!

Would be a really good option, if a deal could be done. Ticks all the boxes as a battle-hardened C’ship player. Would he want to come here? That’s down to PL and, crucially, ME. If there’s any realistic chance, then let’s not loose our for the sake of £££. The difference between staying up and playing League 1 football would make investment in this lad a no brainer in financial terms.


norfolkbluey added 20:10 - Dec 17
And its a yes,yes,yes from me.

Essexnblue added 20:11 - Dec 17
This guy on his day is exiting but seems happy on the bench as his record at all clubs proves.
Personally of all the links Crouch is the winner for me as he has played at the top and scored at the top.
He would also give us something different and put a few more bums on seats.
I guess we will linked with many more between now and January, but at least these are proven strikers not another from Shrewsbury or Accrington!

iaintaylorx added 20:12 - Dec 17
In all fairness, he’s never really done much where he has gone - but there is definitely a very good player in there somewhere. I’d 100% take this though!! Only thing is... loans!? We have so many, but it’s sadly the only thing that Lambert is going to get by the looks of things - other than maybe a couple of small fee signings!

GerkensBeard added 20:16 - Dec 17
32 goals in 60 games for Blackburn not enough for you Iain?

RegencyBlue added 20:20 - Dec 17
Being linked with players like this is fine but will Evans put in the cash required to get them here?

I have my doubts but either way we are about to find out just what Evans is prepared to do to save us.

rickw added 20:27 - Dec 17
He did look a real player when at Blackburn, if we can get that form out of him then he'd be a great signing!

prebbs007 added 20:33 - Dec 17
Swap for Knudsen (apparently Boro after him - stupid idiots) .... oh yes yes yes please. We win on both sides of that deal !!!!!!!!!

blue86 added 20:33 - Dec 17
crying out for a target man, and gestede is defo a good option. if murphy is actually available i would prefer him as still knows alot of the players here and wouldnt need time to settle in imo. loans are all we will realistically get, which im fine with because most players surley wouldnt want to sign for us on our current league position as it would be a risk. anyway here is to hoping jan brings some reinforcements we need. coyb

Bergholtblue added 20:43 - Dec 17
Better than any of the others mentioned recently. Whilst I appreciate what Murphy has done for us in the past, the past is in the past, he will never repeat it. Gestede on the other hand would come here and put himself in the shop window. Still has a lot to offer.

Santa. Please forget my previous letter and please make this come true.

Bert added 21:01 - Dec 17
I suppose we have to endure all these reported links for another two weeks whether they are true, false or simply made up. If we do get a serious sniff at Gestede I hope TWTD will keep quiet about it for obvious reasons.

MVBlue added 21:02 - Dec 17
A message to Marcus. Stop your messing around get in Rudy.


MichaelRockyLavelle added 21:21 - Dec 17
Gestede could be a cracking signing - but could be a did

Murphy would be great as he knows the club, players & wont want to see us relegated...

... Can't help but wonder when the Darren Bent & Agbonlahor rumours will start

armchaircritic59 added 21:24 - Dec 17
Mentioned it before, but if i was PL, i'd be on the phone to Jurgen Klopp enquiring about the availability of Dominic Solanke on loan. I know for a fact (article in the Liverpool Echo) that JK was seriously considering letting him go out on loan a while back (while PH was here). I think the guy has an absolute bag full of goals in him at championship level. He was after all, good enough to make an appearance in one of Englands warm up games for the world cup (and an impressive cameo it was). Of course, he may not want to come here, but one thing's for sure, don't ask don't get!

rogie_dog added 21:50 - Dec 17

Taricco_Fan added 22:05 - Dec 17

alfromcol added 22:36 - Dec 17
Hey Phil, have you got hold of a copy of PL's list and started to dribble names out??

TimmyH added 22:39 - Dec 17
On the face of it would probably do a job for us trying to get us out of the relegation places, but have to say it looks like he's struggled the last year.

guentchev added 22:39 - Dec 17
Gestede and Murphy both needed....hope this does go through....a lot depends on our league position on January 1st.

MickMillsTash added 22:41 - Dec 17
Armcharircritic I think the Moto in Football is 'if you don't pay - you don't get'


madmouse1959 added 01:24 - Dec 18
Maybe i,m the only one with reservations about signing "yesterday players" . Saying that, as we are in a right struggle we have little choice. Back to signing short term experienced players and loan players because previous recruitment hasn,t worked out.

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