Redfearn wants Leeds return for goalscoring hero, fans split over potential comeback

Lucciano Becchio

Leeds United are reportedly interested in bringing Luciano Becchio back to Elland Road.

Having been linked with a number of strikers based in Italy, it seems clear that Leeds are intent on adding some more firepower to their struggling squad.

Recent speculation has seen Leeds touted with moves for Livorno's Andrey Galabinov, Juve Stabia's Samuele Di Carmine and Sassuolo's Leonardo Pavoletti, with the latter even attending the Boxing Day clash against Wigan with a view to joining the Whites.

That deal appears to have stalled with Serie A clubs interested in the 26-year-old, and now manager Neil Redfearn has allegedly turned his attentions to former Leeds hero Luciano Becchio.

Becchio, 31, has just returned to Norwich upon the expiration of his loan deal with Rotherham, where the Argentine spent large part of the season out injured.

Now back to full fitness, it seems that Becchio will be on the move again, with the Yorkshire Evening Post suggesting that Redfearn has specifically asked for Becchio to be brought back to Elland Road.

A former Barcelona B striker, Becchio joined Leeds on a free transfer back in 2008 - and the goals just kept on coming. With 87 goals in 226 games for Leeds, Becchio made himself an Elland Road hero alongside Jermaine Beckford, and fans were furious when he was sold to Norwich in January 2013.

An emotional return to Leeds would be perfect for Becchio. He's back to full fitness now and desperate to get back scoring goals, and where better to do it than Elland Road?

Some Leeds fans are already growing frustrated with Leeds' transfer policy under the stewardship of president Massimo Cellino and sporting director Nicola Salerno, with most of their targets coming in from Italy and needing time to adjust to English football.

That's what Pavoletti would have to go through if he did arrive in West Yorkshire, whilst Becchio - despite his injury concerns - would be able to slot in comfortably to the surroundings of Leeds again, where he enjoyed so much success previously.

It could be a great move for all parties, but fans are somewhat split on Twitter upon hearing the news about a possible return for Becchio.

Many believe that Becchio would be a pointless signing unless Leeds sign wingers, whilst others think that his potential comeback could lift the fans after a terrible run of form...

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