Leeds signing Becchio would mean a certain exit for Steve Morison

Lucciano Becchio

Leeds United are linked with signing Luciano Becchio from Norwich City.

Leeds United have been linked with re-signing Luciano Becchio on loan, but if they did it would spell the end for a striker currently on their books.

The Argentine is currently at Norwich City, who bought him two years ago in a player plus cash deal which saw Steve Morison head the other way.

The swap deal has not worked well for either player. While Becchio received his much-wanted Premier League opportunity, he barely got any game time for the Canaries.

Morison's time at Leeds can be summed up as forgettable, and he has been restricted to mainly substitute appearances this season, but is generally regarded as the club's fourth choice forward.

Becchio would not be arriving to sit behind him in the pecking order - and Morison's exit would surely be inevitable if the fan favourite arrived.

Morison is 31-years-old and has played only 247 minutes all season - without scoring - less than three full games of playing time.

He has only three goals in 23 games for Leeds, the number of appearances itself a telling story of his lack of success.

Not only is he barely used, but he does not have the fans behind him in the same way Becchio would, calling for the Argentine to be given opportunities.

Whether Leeds can find a permanent suitor for the striker is another matter, but with Morison's contract running until 2016, a loan deal away would only be delaying the situation.

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