Middlesbrough FC have completed the signing of Rudy Gestede from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.
Gestede becomes Aitor Karanka’s first signing of the January transfer window.
The 28-year old striker has signed a deal keeping him at the Riverside until June 2020.
The Benin international has made 19 appearances in all competitions for championship club Aston Villa scoring four goals.
Gestede will wear the shirt number 29 at Boro.