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It didn't take much convincing, says Evans

2 September 2014

Millers boss comments on Becchio capture...

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans says Luciano Becchio took little convincing to join the Millers with the clock ticking on transfer deadline day.

The capture of the Argentine centre-forward was announced right on the 11pm deadline, making him the final piece of summer business for Evans, albeit following interest from elsewhere.

“There was a lot of fans at other clubs probably thinking that he was heading to their club and right up to around seven o’clock there was interest from clubs elsewhere including some very near us in the Championship,” Evans told Millers Player.

“We didn’t have to do a lot of convincing him, we just talked as a staff about the games we’d watched him play for Leeds, for Norwich and even ones we’ve seen him play in the development squad or reserves at Norwich. We spoke about where we would see him in our squad and how he needed to get back that feeling of scoring goals and how he’d be joining a good squad with plenty of competition amongst the strikers. He was then keen to come here.”

Becchio’s signing followed that of young Oldham striker Jonson Clarke-Harris just half an hour previously, and will bolster a healthy looking frontline. 

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