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Luciano Becchio to join Leeds United in next few days – reports

Leeds United could be on the cusp of bringing Luciano Becchio back to Elland Road, according to reports on social media.

A fan uploaded an image with Becchio in Leeds train station, claiming that the Argentine striker is on the cusp of signing for the Whites in the next few days.

Becchio has been without a club since leaving Belgrano, a side in his native Argentina, last month.

Would it work?

Leeds have started playing a 4-4-2 formation since the appointment of Steve Evans as head coach last week.

However, with both Chris Wood and Mirco Antenucci on the pitch, the Elland Road side do not have a back-up striker for the bench.

This is especially the case given Lee Erwin is out on loan.

Wood is a classic style target man, something Leeds definitely do not have in reserve.

Becchio would be an ideal option for that role. However, his fitness is up for debate, as he has not played much football since joining Rotherham on loan last season.

Becchio is, however, a better instinctive finisher than Wood, who has struggled to match good build-up play with clinical strikes in front of goal.

Rumour rater

It seems preposterous at first, why would a fan have the scoop? However, there is no real reason for Becchio to be in Leeds train station on any given Sunday.

Most tellingly, Becchio is clutching a copy of today’s The Sun, as also confirmed on Twitter.

Interestingly, while Massimo Cellino has previously denied an interest in bringing Becchio back, he has backed his coaches this season in the market, and Becchio is clearly a player Evans rates – having signed him at Rotherham.

However, another fan has said that Becchio has said he is just visiting Leeds, so it’s hard to tell what the truth of the situation is.

Rumour rating: 3/5

Hero Desperate For Return ‘Home’ To Leeds United

Norwich City striker Luciano Becchio is desperate to move back to the club that he considers to be his home, according to his agent, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Becchio moved to Norwich almost two years ago, after the Whites agreed a deadline day deal which saw them swap him for Steve Morison.

Both players have struggled at the clubs they moved to, and now Becchio is keen to return to Elland Road in the January transfer window.

Becchio was reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post to be one of Neil Redfearn’s preferred signings this month, and despite the transfer embargo plaguing the club, Becchio is a realistic target.

The Yorkshire club can only sign players on a temporary basis, and the Argentinian striker would undoubtedly be willing to drop his wage demands to secure a switch back to Leeds.

Having returned to Norwich early due to injury after a loan spell at Rotherham, Becchio is now thought to be fully fit.

His agent, Horacio Rossi told Press Association Sport: “Leeds is Luciano’s home and if they want to sign him they know where we are.

“Leeds is always going to be a special club for Luciano. It’s a club that he loves.

“If they want to sign him they know where we are.”