Steve Evans, Luciano Becchio and Leeds United: Unfinished business

Lucciano Becchio

Should Leeds United move to bring back Luciano Becchio when he is fully fit?

Leeds United's lack of striking depth has been underlined by new boss Steve Evans' preference to play 4-4-2.

Starting both Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood - who picked up a minor injury against Fulham - leaves just Souleymane Doukara, who has not scored or been given a Championship start all year.

Lee Erwin is due back on loan from Bury, but he is unproven, and it will not be a surprise to see the club add a new face on loan or as a free agent.

The most intriguing option would be for Leeds United to bring back former hero and fan favourite Luciano Becchio.

The Argentine is a player well known to Steve Evans, for he has already signed him once, for Rotherham United last season.

The pair have unfinished business, with the striker's spell cut short a year ago when he broke his ankle in training.

He is a player Evans regards highly, telling the Rotherham Advertiser last August: "When Luciano plays consistently in the Championship, he scores a goal every other game and that's why there was so much interest in him."

The Argentine is a hero at Leeds, having scored more than 80 goals for the club, the best spell of his career.

He was linked with a return to the club last January, with his agent Horacio Rossi telling SkySports: "Leeds is Luciano's home and if they want to sign him they know where we are. Leeds is always going to be a special club for Luciano. It's a club he loves."

Becchio is currently a free agent after leaving homeland club Belgrano to rehab an ankle injury, and will soon be looking to continue his career.

Evans will know there will be no better way to win over the fans by signing the striker, who could become an impact player off the bench and lift the crowd.

If he makes a move it is hard to see 31-year-old Becchio turning the offer down, with success dependent on his ability to fully recover from his recent injury issues.

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