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Exciting Times as Leeds Trial Ex-Barca Forward

The 24-year old Argentinean, unlike the previous trialists, actually has joined up with the squad and has gained international clearance to take part in Leeds` final Irish Tour match against Shelbourne on Wednesday evening.

Becchio has played for Barca and Mallorca, with last season`s stint at Merida bringing an impressive 28 goals in 50 appearances. Boss Gary McAllister was naturally excited by the opportunity to find what may be a considerably more attractive proposition than Wolves Jay Bothroyd, who may become a target of a Cardiff City hijack anyway.

Speaking to Leedsunited.com the boss said:

'Luciano Becchio scored a lot of goals last season in the Spanish second division,' explained the manager.

'He was brought onto the radar by Marcellino - the former Newcastle and Mallorca defender. He's a contact Gwyn Williams knows well and we were made aware of him and had a look at him.

'We've got him over for 10 days and he looks exciting, but the most important thing is how he shows in the games.

Exciting times to come at Leeds United, if this bloke cuts mustard like his reputation suggests, the pairing of Becchio and Beckford may well prove to be our promotional expertise!




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Date:Wednesday July 23 2008

Time: 2:49PM

Your Comments

Sounds very interesting!
leeds_till_I_die
this reminds me of when Da Costa came in... although i think Macca has more of a clue than Wise...
Dobbo96
has anyone thought to tell this lad what league you boys are in these days? it seems not!!!
SweetLeftFoot
28 goals in 50 appearances isn't bad. Lets hope he could be the striker we are looking for.
dazza71
28 in 50 eh.... better than SweetLeftHump "Tevez"
PlaytimeAllanClarke
why,has he won the Premier lge and European cup? no,i didn't think so.
SweetLeftFoot
Be a good plyer to keep hold off i still think we are short at the back and still not convincing in pre season still making stupid mistakes, i think we need 1 more good striker and a good centre back who can lead the whole team, i think macca is spending far to long to get players in its so important to get the team going before the season kicks off it was only last week macca said he is close to 2 new signings but whats happened to that ????
turbo2
thought id get a bite on that one..lol
PlaytimeAllanClarke
Credit where its due,if you lot pull this off then fair do's...
80s terrier
DOH...!!!
80s terrier
Yes, exciting stuff being in the third tier of English football. Though to be fair it was only some 25 years ago we at pompey were there! No doubt you'll be back in the prem within 3-5 years.
storagematt
Could be a great signing if he can adapt to the English game.
King Billy
 

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