Two teams plotting loan move for Middlesbrough FC striker

Ipswich Town, who currently sit bottom of the Championship, are looking to bolster their attack in January.

Two teams plotting loan move for Middlesbrough FC striker

According to reports coming from various media outlets, fellow Championship side Ipswich Town are looking to sign Boro striker Rudy Gestede on loan in the January transfer window.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert seems to be a huge fan of the striker, having managed him when they were both at Aston Villa 2 seasons ago.

Having joined Boro in January 2017, the former Villa striker’s career has been marred with injuries – as he has played only 36 games for Boro in almost two years, scoring four goals in the process.

In addition to indicating Ipswich’s interest in the 30-year-old, reports further claim that Boro are ready to let the French international leave, albeit on loan.

Currently returning from injury, Gestede has featured in just six games for Boro this season, with the likes of Jordan Hugill and Britt Assombalonga ahead of him in the pecking order. In addition to both these players, Boro also have Ashley Fletcher and Martin Braithwaite in their attacking department.

Worrying for Boro fans is that if Gestede does leave next month, he’s rumoured to be joined by Britt Assombalonga and Martin Braithwaite who are also linked with a move away.

Sunderland also in the race

Despite the fact that he has hit with injuries, it seems that Gestede isn’t short of potential suitors if he does decide to leave Boro in January, with Sunderland also being linked with a move for the striker.

The Black Cats are in desperate need of goals this season as new signing Jerome Sinclair has failed to deliver in front of goal after joining them from Watford earlier in the season.

Adding to the worries of Sunderland is the injury to ex-Boro striker Charlie Wyke, who is sidelined for some time. And while Sunderland have placed their trust in the teenage striker Josh Maja, who has been linked with a move to Boro, the striker's future remains in doubt as he is set to become a free agent in the summer. 

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