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UPDATE: Norwich City striker Luciano Becchio would be tempted by Leeds return; Jacob Murphy seals Scunthorpe switch

11:57 08 January 2015

Norwich City striker Luciano Becchio would welcome a return to former club Leeds United in the January transfer window. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Norwich City striker Luciano Becchio would welcome a return to former club Leeds United in the January transfer window. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Norwich City striker Luciano Becchio is ready to return to former club Leeds United in the January window.

The 31-year-old is back in light training after a heel injury cut short a previous loan stint at Rotherham but Becchio’s representative Horacio Rossi has told the Yorkshire Evening Post the Argentine forward would not rule out an Elland Road reunion.

Becchio scored 75 league goals in 156 starts for Leeds during a successful five-and-a-half year stint prior to moving to the Canaries in January 2013.

The big frontman has yet to score in 13 league appearances for the Canaries and has been a peripheral figure under the likes of Chris Hughton and Neil Adams.

Whites’ boss Neil Redfearn has reportedly recommended Becchio to owner Massimo Cellino as a potential January transfer window recruit and Rossi admits Becchio could be tempted.

“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 that he loves,” he said.

Redfearn confirmed on Thursday Becchio is on his target list to bolster his striking options.

“He would be one that would give us good competition. He knows Leeds,” he said. “The ideal scenario is that we get two or three signings in to freshen things up a bit. He’s someone I fancy. He’s well known at Leeds United, he’s scored a lot of goals for Leeds United and he knows the division. He knows the level and he’s played in the Championship. For me he’d give us good competition definitely.”

Meanwhile, City team mate Jacob Murphy has completed a loan move to League One Scunthorpe. The 19-year-old will remain at Glanford Park until February 7 although Mark Robins’ club could potentially extend the teenager’s stay. Murphy was recently forced to cut short a Blackpool stint following a social media gaffe which appeared to mock the Tangerines’ plight at the bottom of the Championship.

Ignasi Miquel is also being touted with a possible loan move to Championship strugglers Millwall. The former Arsenal defender made his second start of the season in last weekend’s 2-0 FA Cup third round loss at Preston.

10 comments

  • My thoughts exactly Trucker but it is only until 7th Feb. and they may have decided that for a new manager trying to remember the names and faces of his new squad, identical twins would be too much. The Luca position I do not understand. He is a proven goalscorer at this level as are Grabban and Hooper. He may surprise us yet. I hope so.

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    waclor

    Friday, January 9, 2015

  • I really feel sorry for Becchio, never given a chance .Hope he gets in some football wherever he goes.

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    NoggintheNog

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • I think the timing of these loans are a bit odd. Why would a young player like Jacob want to move when we have a new manager about to take over. A manager who apparently does favour bringing on youngsters. It also begs the question, "Who is making these decisions?"

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    Trucker

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • he would have to be a free to dirty leeds. they got a transfer embago under ffp rules

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    lordyfan

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • Swiss, I remember a lovely exchange with Howsen in the end of season spanking of WBA couple of years ago. A cameo of what might have been. Also saw him with the U21's at Kings Lynn. Not such a good night!

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • Sitting near the dug out, I feel for the guy every time I see him perched on the bench with little prospect of a run out. If he goes, wish him well...if he stays, lets hope he gets a fair opportunity.

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    Hants Canary

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • I think that DJ Raspberry has it right. The one time I can remember seeing him play was a perfect back heel for Howson to score. I wonder how he really stacks up against Grabban?

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • Unlucky Luciano was a the victim of City's need to get rid of Morrison. Good luck to him if he goes. Hope it works out.

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    bigdunc4ever

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • Resurrect your career Luciano, it's a short lived, fickle game ........... you're easily able to regain a cult status at Leeds. I'm sure McNally would let you go on a free. He's not as nasty as people make out ;-)

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    nevermindthedanger

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • Why not? Would be the end of what must have been a very long nightmare.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

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