Former Leeds striker Luciano Becchio hoping to seal deal with Rotherham United

HELLO AGAIN: Luciano Becchio, in action on loan for Rotherham United last season.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson.
HELLO AGAIN: Luciano Becchio, in action on loan for Rotherham United last season. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.
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LUCIANO BECCHIO is training with Rotherham United with a view to a deal should he prove his fitness.

The former Leeds United striker has spent the last three days with Neil Redfearn’s side and will remain with the Millers for the next two weeks.

Becchio is regarded as something of a cult hero at Leeds, having scored 75 goals in 190 league games for the Whites.

He also spent the first half of last season on loan at the New York Stadium before injuring his ankle and returning to Norwich City. He appeared five times, scoring twice.

The 32-year-old was on the books at Argentinian side Belgrano earlier this campaign, but cut short his time in South America in a bid to earn a deal in England.

Redfearn revealed that he is taking a look at the Argentine.

He said: “Luciano is training with us. He is somebody that I knew from my time at Leeds. He has been out of the game for a while.

“He has had a bad injury, an ankle injury. I think he did it initially when he was on loan here, it reccurred a little bit. He is back 100 per cent fit, he is back fit, he looks like he has lost weight to me, he looks strong, his finishing, without question, is good and he is here for a couple of weeks.

“We have had discussions with his advisers so we know roundabout where we are whether we can do something. But we need to make sure we go through the process of making sure he is 100 per cent fit and he has had a couple of weeks under his belt. I am hoping, touch wood, that we can do something.”

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