Rudy Gestede is a player who Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer appears to talk about at every single press conference. His latest set of quotes about the French-born Benin striker come after his side’s 3-1 FA Cup win over Swansea and Bowyer reaffirms that no club has met Gestede’s valuation as yet and any side will have to shell out a large sum of money in order to do so.
He had the following to say:
“Our aim all along in this window has been to try to hold onto everybody. The way Rudy’s conducted himself with all the speculation has been magnificent. We had no trouble putting him back in the squad and no trouble putting him on. If you look at the last striker who moved into the Premier League, you’re not talking peanuts these days for strikers. Our owners, rightly so, have put a value on him and if that value gets matched then there’s a decision to be made. But at the moment the figures are nowhere near what the owners are looking at.”