...well it looks like it's happening. After a year of speculation it has finally happened. Rudy gestede is leaving. For some when he came out and said he wanted to move earlier last season it made them turn against him. But Rudy has done so much for the club since he joined on 26th of November 2013. Let's take a look at Rudys time here.
On the 26th November 2013 Rudy Gestede joined Blackburn on am emergency loan deal. It actually took Rudy some time to settle into a rhythm at Roves as it actually took 2 months before he scored his first goal for the club on 1st of January in a 2-1 victory over Leeds United. And it was on this same day that thel loan spell become permanent.
4 months later Rudy scored his first hat trick for the club ,all headers and all in the first half, against Birmingham on April 24th. Also that month Rudy was given his first player of the month award for scoring 6 goals in 7 games.
But it wasn't his first season at rovers that caught Premier League attention. It was his second and it looks like his last season with the club. He opened his scoring campaign with both goals against Blackpool in a 2-1 victory over the club. But it was his last few weeks with the club that he gave Blackburn his best run of form starting with his second hatrick in an entertaining 3-3 draw with Nottingham forest. He then went on to score in all the remaining games of the season with goals against millwall, Huddersfield, and finally Ipswich.
Memorable moments include his goals against Swansea and Stoke in Blackburns great FA Cup run, His overall contribution to Blackburns 0-0 game v Liverpool, his long range header against Watford and his acrobatic celebrations.
For me I'll be sad to see Rudy go but if we can create a great player out of Rudy when he was both at Cardiff, then why can't we do it again. Here's to you Rudy I hope he continues his form and gets the game time that he deserves at Villa.
Good luck and goodbye. Rudy Gestede.