Rotherham boss Neil Redfearn hopes to agree deal with Luciano Becchio as striker scores twice in trial game

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The 32-year-old could be set for his second stint with the club after impressing during his trial.

Rotherham United boss Neil Redfearn has confirmed that the club are keen on a deal for striker Luciano Becchio, after the former Leeds United favourite scored twice during a behind-closed doors game, the Yorkshire Post reports.

The 32-year-old has been on trial with the Championship side, having been a free agent since leaving Argentine club Belgrano earlier in the campaign. And Redfearn revealed that the forward had shown during his trial that he had lost none of his goalscoring ability. 

"We had a behind-closed doors game and he looked strong, but is perhaps a bit short of match fitness. But that is to be expected," Redfearn told the Yorkshire Post.

"But he has scored twice, which is a good habit to have and we know all about his qualities.

"I think we are getting him to a point now where he is in a good place and, obviously, if we can do something, that will be great."

Like Becchio being no stranger to Rotherham - having joined the club on loan while he was with Norwich City, scoring twice in five league games - the Argentinian is also no stranger to Redfearn, as the pair spent around five years together at Elland Road before Becchio departed for the Canaries in 2013. 

While the current Rotherham boss spent the majority of his time with the Whites working with the academy, he would certainly have had a good idea of what the striker was capable of, having filled in as the first-team's caretaker manager when required. 

And should Becchio complete a permanent switch to Rotherham, Redfearn will be hoping that he is able to replicate something like the goalscoring record he managed for Leeds. His 75 goals in 190 league games makes him the club's tenth highest league goalscorer of all-time. 

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