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Why Leeds United should have signed Luciano Becchio

Leeds United have ruled out a move to sign Luciano Becchio

Steve Evans could be missing a trick by not signing Luciano Becchio for Leeds United, after rumours of the striker's return picked up pace on social media.

Becchio was said to have been in Leeds over the weekend, but Evans has played down any chance of the Argentine moving back to Elland Road in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

That decision seems like a missed chance, as it was an opportunity to give Leeds fans something to celebrate after a tumultuous season so far.

Leeds fans have felt a lot of frustration with the direction that this season has headed in so far, but Evans could have got them back on-side by signing Becchio.

The 31-year-old may not have played much football recently, or be ready for a first-team place at Leeds in the near future, but what better way to engage the fan-base again than by resigning a club legend? 

Leeds' greatest strength is the fans who follow them in huge numbers, but there is a definite disconnect forming between the supporters and the club. 

The trigger-happy ruling of Massimo Cellino has aggravated supporters, and few of them would have picked Evans to be in charge - had they been given the choice.

Although Evans has made a reasonably impressive start to life at Leeds, there are still supporters who need to be won round, and the signing would have bought the former Rotherham United boss more time to do so.

Instead, by refusing to sign Becchio, Leeds have once again failed to allow their fans to dream and, regardless of the footballing reasons behind their decision, it does feel like a missed opportunity to re-energise the club. 

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