Gestede: I’m open to a new challenge

Gestede: I’m open to a new challenge
Middlesbrough's Rudy Gestede

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Aug 06, 2020. 16:00

Benin international Rudy Gestede says he is open to the prospect of a new challenge, now that he has become a free agent after leaving English second-tier club Middlesbrough.

The 31-year-old’s contract at the Riverside Stadium has expired and he explains that he is looking for a role which will suit both him and his family in what will be the final few years of his professional playing career.

“I’m open to a new challenge,” Gestede is quoted by Tribal Football.

“At my age, we need to talk about the conditions and the way they want to play, as it’s not like I’ve got 10 years in front of me.

“I need to pick the right challenge for me and my family, but especially for me and my football, as I know my family will follow me everywhere, so it’s fine.

“It could be in England, it could be somewhere else, I don’t close any doors, I just need to find the right one for me.”

After starting his career in France with Metz and Cannes, Gestede has played in Britain since 2011, featuring for Cardiff City, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Boro.

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