Leeds United boss set to add striker

Gary McAllister is ready to make Argentinian striker Luciano Becchio his fifth summer signing after he proved a big hit in Saturday's 2-0 success at Barnet.

The 24-year-old's display at Underhill was the major highlight for Leeds boss McAllister, who has decided not to offer another trialist forward – Marcus Haber – a contract following his brief spell at the club.

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McAllister – who signed Scottish attacker Robert Snodgrass on Thursday – is also still in the market for Wolves striker Jay Bothroyd and his future is expected to be finalised this week, with the Whites having seen a 300,000 bid accepted.

Becchio played 68 minutes of United's victory at Barnet and despite not getting on the scoresheet, the forward showed some real touches of class – earning rich praise from McAllister.

He began his career with Boca Juniors and has also spent time with both Barcelona and Mallorca – while showing his predatory pedigree in firing 28 goals in 50 appearances for Spanish club Merida UD last season.

McAllister said: "We'll have to sort something out very quickly, but I like what I've seen."

"I though Luciano was excellent (at Barnet). He's come here playing for his career and he worked ever so hard for the team."

Canadian striker Haber, who came off the bench at Barnet, has left United following a brief stint, but McAllister has revealed he will continue to keep tabs on the 19-year-old, who recently left Dutch outfit FC Groningen.

McAllister said: "Marcus has just come up short.

"He has a number of options he will pursue – but he's definitely one we're going to keep an eye on."

Goals from Andy Robinson, and fans' favourite Jonny Howson saw the Whites sink the Bees on Saturday as their preparations for the new League One season continued in a positive fashion.