Report: Leeds legend says return of Luciano Becchio would 'galvanise' team

Lucciano Becchio

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray says Luciano Becchio's potential return could benefit the club.

Former Leeds United player Eddie Gray has explained in the Yorkshire Evening Post, how Luciano Becchio’s potential return could benefit the club.

The Argentine striker has been tipped to return to Elland Road for a second spell and Gray believes it makes sense, although he has voiced a slight concern over the potential move if that’s the direction the club moves in.

“Things never really worked out for him when he left the club but he was an iconic figure when he was here and he was a top player for Leeds United,” wrote Gray in his column for the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“Hopefully, if things did materialise and he did come back the move would galvanise him and galvanise us.”

“I’ve not seen him play for a while and he’s not played a lot of football in the last couple of seasons but it would definitely appeal from a romantic point of view.”

Leeds are just above the bottom three places in the Championship and a boost in terms of morale could do the side some good.

There is logic behind the decision should Leeds act and try to get a deal done for Becchio before the end of the season, because he does have experience of playing in the Football League.

However, since he left the club for Norwich City, he’s not been able to find anything like the form he showed during his last spell at Elland Road.

Therefore it’s doubtful whether he’ll be able to make a difference where Leeds really need him to; scoring the goals which will help the team climb up the Championship table.

The club’s hands are tied in terms of their options after the Football League placed them under a transfer embargo, but if Leeds can work out a loan deal with Rotherham then they should take it.

Leeds get back a fan favourite, Neil Redfearn gets a different sort of striker up front and Becchio gets the opportunity to prove a point.

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