By Harry Sykes
Leeds have been linked with a £6m move for Middlesborough striker Rudy Gestede, but the Elland Road faithful are not at all convinced.
The news was released by Ed Aarons, the Deputy Editor for Sport on the Guardian, on his official Twitter page on Monday afternoon.
Leeds have made a £6m bid for Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede #lufc
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) August 21, 2017
This comes after it was confirmed that Leeds’ leading goal-scorer from last season, Chris Wood, had completed his £15million move to Premier League club Burnley.
Thomas Christiansen confirmed that he would be looking to replace Wood after the game against Sunderland on Saturday.
However, Leeds fans are not convinced that the 28-year-old Benin international is the man to fire them into the Premier League and took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.
— 13attman 💙💛 (@richardbatt1) August 21, 2017
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) August 21, 2017
— Chris Dove (@chris_dove) August 21, 2017
Leeds reported to be interested in Gestede
HELL NO!!!!! 😖😖😖😖❌❌❌❌💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩
— viv charleston (@yoda_180) August 21, 2017
dont want gestede or ulloa, would take long all day long, different type of striker n supports leeds
— mick brown 💙💛 (@mickleeds23) August 21, 2017
Don't understand why people want Gestede, he only scored 4 goals last season, don't understand how he's worth 6 mil
— Jake (@JakeLUFC_) August 21, 2017
Very disappointed by link to Gestede given his form of last two seasons. A very one dimensional player. Would rather play Saiz as a false 9
— James Marshment (@marshyleeds) August 21, 2017
In recent years Gestede is one of the few players I've seen play that I would class as genuinely awful – I'd rather not sign anyone
— Jon Dodson 💙💛 (@jondod1) August 21, 2017
Gestede only made the move to Middlesborough from Aston Villa in January for just over £6million.
However, he hasn’t enjoyed a stellar start to life at his new club, scoring just three times in 23 appearances.
He has played all four Championship games for his club this season, scoring once and adding two assists.
Now, if the report is true and Middlesborough accept the bid, it looks like he’s considered surplus to requirements at the Riverside.
The majority of Leeds fans won’t be happy though, judging by their messages on social media on Monday.
In other Leeds news, the Whites are close to sealing a midfielder transfer as he heads for a medical.