Former Premier League striker Rudy Gestede has formally been signed by A-League membership Melbourne Victory, with the 32-year-old unveiled on Wednesday night.
Gestede has been with no membership since June, when his contract with Championship group Middlesbrough expired.
The Benin worldwide, who performed for France’s Below-19s group 17 occasions, has had stints at Aston Villa, Cardiff and Middlesbrough within the Premier League in addition to AS Cannes and FC Metz in France’s Ligue 1 and a couple of, and Blackburn within the Championship.
Watch the AFC Champions League LIVE with Fox Sports activities on Kayo. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >
Gestede is not going to be the one Melbourne Victory worker with hyperlinks to Blackburn on the membership, with former supervisor Steve Kean becoming a member of Victory as assistant coach final month.
Gestede has scored 65 objectives throughout 296 skilled appearances, together with his most fruitful interval coming for Blackburn the place he rating 35 objectives in 72 video games.
Neither is he the one former Middlesbrough participant on the membership, with Victory earlier signing midfielder Jacob Butterfield.
Victory coach Grant Brebner can be hopeful Gestede’s recruitment is the spark his group wants after ending second-last within the 2019-20 season