Rotherham United have agreed a deal to re-sign former Leeds United striker Luciano Becchio according to The Star. The Argentinian forward has been training with the club for the past few weeks and they are now awaiting international clearance before making the deal official.
The 32-year-old is set to become one of what is hoped to be at least two new signings made by manager Neil Redfearn in this transfer window. The former Leeds head coach is also chasing down a midfielder, as they are short of bodies in that area, especially with Lee Frecklington still out with injury.
Speaking to the press, Redfearn revealed that a deal to bring Becchio back to the club is now very close and believes it provides great competition for places in attack,
“Becchio has passed his medical and terms have been agreed so it’s just a case of getting clearance for him. That’s a big plus for us. It’s extra competition up top.”
It is without a doubt during his time at Elland Road where Becchio came to fame in the game. He reached at least double-figure goals in every season he spent at the club. He initially joined on trial in 2008 and impressed many Gary McAllister enough for him to earn a three-year contract. Five years later he moved to Norwich City on deadline day, but that move turned out to be less than successful. He spent time on loan with the Millers last season when Steve Evans was in charge and now looks set for a quick return.