Does this injury news kill off the Luciano Becchio to Leeds United return rumours?

The Argentine would struggle to have an immediate impact at Elland Road.

Leeds United have recently been linked with potentially bringing Luciano Becchio back to the club.

The Argentine striker joined up with Leeds in 2008 after leaving Merida. He scored 86 goals in 221 games for the club before leaving to join Norwich City in controversial circumstances.

His time in Norfolk was a disaster and he went on to spend time on loan under the management of new Leeds boss Steve Evans at Rotherham United.

He became a free agent in the summer and returned to Argentina with Atletico Belgrano but soon missed Europe and negotiated a release from his deal.

He is now back in Europe and Evans recently commented on a potential deal stating to the Yorkshire Evening Post:

“I had a great relationship with him at Rotherham and he’s a terrific lad but I’ve not spoken to him for about 12 months now. If he’s in Leeds, whatever the reason, I’d be very happy to catch up with him for a coffee but only for a coffee.

“He was very good for us at Rotherham but it took us six or seven weeks to get him properly match fit in the first place. After that he started to look like the player we knew he was. With where we (Leeds) are at just now, we’re looking at players who can come in and make a difference immediately.”

However no deal seems to be imminent and Evans seemed to distance himself from the player.

The fact is Becchio remains unfit. It has been reported by Wayne Gardiner of the Press Association that Becchio is currently injured and working on his recovery in Spain.

The likelihood is that this news ends any chance of Becchio becoming a Leeds player. Injuries have blighted his career of late and with him current on the sidelines he would not be able to make the immediate impact that Evans desires.

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