Luciano Becchio: Ex-Leeds United striker joins Rotherham

LUCIANO BECCHIO has joined Rotherham United until the end of the season.

Luciano Becchio celebrates after scoring for Leeds United against Birmingham in January 2013. Picture:  Simon Hulme.
Luciano Becchio celebrates after scoring for Leeds United against Birmingham in January 2013. Picture: Simon Hulme.

The former Leeds United striker, who had a spell on loan at the New York Stadium last season, has joined until the end of the season following a short spell training with the Millers.

Becchio returned to his native Argentina following his departure from Norwich City last year but was keen to earn a return to English football.

“I am delighted to come back here and I hope to help the team to move up the table,” Becchio said.

Luciano Becchio.

“I started training with the team two weeks ago and I feel confident. I know the group and I know the manager so I can’t wait to play the first game now.”

Becchio was a firm favourite at Elland Road, netting 75 goals in 190 league appearances for Leeds.

Luciano Becchio.