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Becchio Signs for Leeds United

Leeds United have pulled off what may be a massive coup in signing former Barcelona and Bocca Juniors forward Luciano Becchio.

Becchio has been on trial at Leeds from Spanish Second Division side Merida and after a couple of pre-season friendly games, has clearly done enough to convince boss Gary McAllister that he is worth taking a risk on.

Luciano, who scored 28 goals in 50 games last season for Merida, signs a 3-year contract, much to the delight of Gary Mac:

'We were very keen to get him in and he will be a real threat for us,' McAllister told

'I've been pleased with what I've seen of him in the games and, although he is lacking in match fitness, he realises that and we still have 10 days before the season starts. He is working hard.'

'He's got a good instinct, he'll be dangerous, and along with Jermaine, Enoch, Robert Snodgrass, and Andy Robinson, it gives us five offensive players who will also allow us to make little changes in shape.'

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Date:Friday August 1 2008

Time: 8:32AM

Your Comments

Great signing real class.
for ****s sake SLF, ***** off!
what? so he is going to be the bees knees 'cause he played in Spain? hardly a household name though is he.and if he does turn out to be any good,we will have him off you next year,like we do with all your better players.After all,you are only a feeder club.
we will come again and you know it swl, otherwise you wouldnt bother trying to wind us up.... clear off and pout somewhere else , like poonaldo is doing!
let him have his say, we will be back and he`s know it .MOT.
Only time will tell..Let's give him a chance i say :-)
I think he will be a good player just needs time to get use to the style of football as for sweetleftfoot what a surprise putting his cr*p comments together just worry about your club mate looks like goofy wants to leave you scum united or is he the ginger bread man might be a good player mate but he wants out from scum united dont blame him dont tell me your bigger than madrid NOT....... CHELSEA FOR THE TITLE NEXT YEAR SAD ACT...
He's no Enoch Showunmi is he?
turbo2,we may come second to chavski,but where will you be?
SLT The quicker admin bans you the better for ALL, So come on get rid of him once & for all.
pete mc
why,dont you like the truth you K.N.O.B.H.E.A.D?
He may be a relatively unknown player but if he can do it in the Spanish second tier then I am sure he will do it in the third tier of English football.
SLF You just proved how childish you are with abusive comments like that.
pete mc
sorry daddy!
Credit where its due,i have to admit you APEAR to have a top striker there...GUTTED..DOH DOH OH DOH...LOL...
80s terrier
On a more positive note though,pressures on you now,if you cant put one over on us with this lad up front you really will be in for some stick...Cant wait to give you lot a good thrashing...UP THE TOWN..AVE IT!!!!!!!
80s terrier
no chance and you know it. (Leeds Go Marching On) .MOT.
Heard tonight that Freedman will bo joining leeds be a good player to have on board done well last season for leeds and i think he would jmp at the chance to come back hope macca does the right thing and bring him back sweetleftfoot i dont care what division leeds are i will always support them mate at least we have players who want to play for the club i think the ginger bread man is getting greedy NEVER FORGET WE ARE LEEDS AND WE ALL STICK TOGETHER NO MATTER WHAT ,,,,,,,
Freedman couldnt finish a packet of crisps last season...Big step backwards...
80s terrier
Sorry sorry ,yeh yeh good signing ,top man...
80s terrier
May i just wish messers. Pooney, Poonaldo , Pigsy , FuryNan , and co all the verry very best of *uck for the forthcoming season. hard feelings SLF! oooops finger slipped on typing there somewhere, sorry bout that.
I just hope he's much better than our last Argentinian import!!!
King Billy

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