Aston Villa land Blackburn Rovers striker Rudy Gestede

first_img1 Rudy Gestede Aston Villa have confirmed Rudy Gestede has completed his move to Aston Villa from Blackburn Rovers.The 25-year-old striker passed a medical to finalise his move to Villa Park on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee on Friday.Villa manager Sherwood had been looking to bolster his attacking options after the sale of Christian Benteke to Liverpool, and turned to Gestede who found the back of the net 22 times for Blackburn last season.Sherwood told Villa’s website: “I’ve known about Rudy since he was at Cardiff City and he is a player I’ve always admired.“His goalscoring ratio last season was fantastic and he is someone who certainly knows how to find the back of the net.“He’s a big, physical striker but he can play and I’m pleased to welcome him to the football club.”last_img read more