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Leeds make £6m bid for Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede after selling Chris Wood to Burnley for £15m

 

The Yorkshire side aren’t hanging around in their bid to replace the New Zealand international by gunning for Gestede

The Yorkshire side aren’t waiting around to spend the £15m they have received for striker Chris Wood from Burnley.

Rudy Gestede could be on his way to Leeds in a £6m move from Middlesbrough

Rudy Gestede could be on his way to Leeds in a £6m move from Middlesbrough

Thomas Christiansen could be welcoming Rudy Gestede to Leeds with open arms

Thomas Christiansen could be welcoming Rudy Gestede to Leeds with open arms

And they have shortlisted the Benin international as the man to replace the departed New Zealand international, according to the Guardian.

Gestede is a similar kind of player as Wood in that he will bring power and the ability to hold the ball up in the forward line.

And having failed to really light up the Riverside since he moved for £6m in January from Aston Villa, Boro might be keen to recoup the whole fee they shelled out.

Leeds’ case could be helped by the fact that Victor Horta, the scout who helped bring Gestede to Middlesbrough last season, is now in a similar position at Elland Road.

Leeds will be desperate to replace their talisman Wood, who decided to seek a fresh challenge with Burnley in the Premier League.

Sean Dyche has splashed out a club-record fee of £15million for the New Zealand international.

Things haven't gone as well as he might have hoped for Gestede at Middlesbrough

Things haven’t gone as well as he might have hoped for Gestede at Middlesbrough

Leeds are desperate to replace their talisman Chris Wood who has left for Burnley

Leeds are desperate to replace their talisman Chris Wood who has left for Burnley

The 25-year-old bagged an impressive 44 goals in 88 appearances for the Championship outfit since his arrival from Leicester in July 2015.

And now he will be given a chance in the top flight to try and help fire Burnley to safety.

Barnsley and Leeds United fans clash in the corner of the stadium during tense match

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Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4289632/leeds-rudy-gestede-middlesbrough-chris-wood-burnley/

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