According to a report from Ed Aarons of the Guardian this afternoon, Leeds United have submitted an offer to fellow Championship outfit Middlesbrough for striker Rudy Gestede.
Thomas Christiansen’s side are on the lookout for a new centre-forward before the close of the transfer market, following the departure of star man Chris Wood to Burnley earlier today.
SIGNING: Burnley Football Club is delighted to confirm the signing of Chris Wood from Leeds United for a club record fee.
More to come… pic.twitter.com/hYgQ6fOHnF
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) August 21, 2017
Though an official fee has not been confirmed by either side, it is thought that Leeds have pocketed around £15 million for Wood.
And, as per reports emanating from the English press this afternoon, the former giants of English football are ready to reinvest a significant chunk of this money on towering Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede.
An offer of £6 million has already been tabled, though this is likely to be rejected by Boro.
However, a follow-up bid is widely expected.