Luciano Becchio comments on shock contract decision

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Former Leeds United striker Luciano Becchio has explained the decision to agree his Belgrano contract be terminated.

Luciano Becchio has been speaking about his surprise decision to leave new club Belgrano after just a few months.

The striker signed with the Argentine side back in June, after being released by Norwich City.

He had an unsuccessful spell with the Canaries, who he joined from Leeds United, where he became a real cult hero, scoring more than 80 goals for the Yorkshire side.

Argentine newspaper Ole reported at the weekend that Becchio had been released from his contract, and the striker has admitted he instigated the decision.

He told Ole: "I do not want take money from Belgrano, my dream was to play, and as I cannot, rescind the contract. Then (later) we will see if I can come back."

Becchio had been hampered by injury, playing only 40 minutes of football since joining.

His choice is a noble one, as many footballers would be content to carry on getting paid regardless.

The 31-year-old is back recovering with his family in Majorca, with his ankle injury meaning he faces months on the sidelines.

Becchio had a loan spell with Rotherham United cut short by an ankle injury suffered a year ago.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported in January that then Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn wanted to re-sign Becchio on a short term deal.

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