Garry Monk has done Leeds United a big favour after £6m bid

Middlesbrough boss must regret not taking the money from Leeds United.

Garry Monk the Middlesbrough manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage on September 23, 2017 in London, England.

Garry Monk is under pressure after a bad start at Middlesbrough, and after a summer spending spree, chairman Steve Gibson may be wary of giving him more money in January.

The manager's case would be a lot easier if he had banked £6 million from his former club for a player he does not appear to have faith in.

The Sun reported in August how Leeds United bid for striker Rudy Gestede, seeing him as a replacement for Chris Wood.

Rudy Gestede of Middlesbrough scores his sides second goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Middlesbrough and Oxford United at Riverside Stadium on February 18, 2017 in...

They did not get far, with Boro choosing to keep the Benin international.

Quite why they chose to, remains a mystery.

Garry Monk has selected Gestede to start only four Championship games. He has eight total appearances this season, and has scored only once.

Gestede has scored just 11 goals since 2014/15, and was never going to be the replacement for Chris Wood which Leeds had him pegged as.

The Whites had a lucky escape regarding the striker, and Monk must regret not cashing in and having the money available to help him out this January.

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