Done deal: Leeds United hero Luciano Becchio seals return to Argentine club Belgrano

Lucciano Becchio

Former Leeds United, Rotherham United and Norwich City striker Luciano Becchio has returned to Argentina.

Luciano Becchio has signed a deal with Argentine side Belgrano, report the club's official website.

Becchio is currently on holiday in Spain, but spoke to confirm his delight at making his next career move after his release from Norwich City.

The striker said: "I am excited by the interest in me, it was always my desire to play in the club but for various reasons I could not make before. Belgrano know what it means and I'm really eager to play and show my qualities as a player."

Becchio, 31, has had a difficult season thanks to injury, breaking his ankle while on loan at Rotherham United early in the campaign. He added in his interview that he feels fully recovered.

Former Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn wanted to sign him on loan in January, as reported SkySports, and bring him back to the club where he enjoyed his most prolific spell in English football, netting more than 80 goals.

He was overruled by club owner Massimo Cellino who signed Edgar Cani instead, a move which did not pan out.

Describing himself to the Belgrano website he said: "I'm a striker, who can head well, I have power and a good shot. I consider myself a hard worker for the team, I like to help in every way, even in defence."

Leeds fans can only wonder what might have been as Becchio embarks on the next chapter in his career. Playing regularly is of utmost importance for the striker after a lost season, and failing to make an impact at Norwich, and if he can get back to his best he could be an outstanding free signing for the Argentine club.

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