Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood hails Rudy Gestede's heading as best in English football.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is convinced new boy Rudy Gestede can be a hit at Villa Park.

The 26-year-old completed a £6m move from Blackburn to Villa last week, and Sherwood praised the Frenchman saying he is better in the air than any player in the country.

"Rudy has a lot of qualities but one outstanding one and that's his aerial presence, which is immense,” said the Villa boss.

"It's better than anything I have seen around in English football. He terrorises defenders in the air.

"With respect to the central defenders in the Championship, they are there because there's a great aerial presence in that division.

"So if he can do that to them, I am sure he can do it to the guys in the Premier League. His goalscoring record is terrific too."

He added: "Everyone talks about Jordan Rhodes and absolutely right because he scores goals, but Rudy outscored him last season.

"They're talking about £11m upwards for Jordan. We think we have a bargain with Rudy. Also, he's a great guy and wants to develop and learn."



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