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Second striker swoops in on Deadline Day

1 September 2014

Millers make it two in before the Deadline

Rotherham United have again beat the deadline after completing the signing of Norwich City striker Luciano Becchio on a long-term loan, just minutes after securing the services of Jonson Clarke-Harris.

Manager Steve Evans further strengthened his attacking options after a dramatic deadline day swoop on the Canaries talented striker.

The Argentine striker shot to prominence in England following a hugely successful spell with Leeds United, where he averaged a goal every other game during his four-and-a-half years at Elland Road and joined Norwich City in a multi-million pound deal.

Boss Steve Evans was able to move in with just minutes left of the summer transfer window and add him to his attacking options. 

“I will wake up tomorrow morning and still ask myself just how we have beaten the deadline to secure this player to be a Miller,” said Evans.

“This is a lad who at Championship level has a CV that says simply ‘I score goals’. 

“Luciano is a talented lad who will again complement the playing squad we have assembled at New York Stadium. We must take this opportunity to thank our Chairman Tony Stewart and Vice-Chairman Richard Stewart for their support.

“Our players, supporters and everyone at the Millers will be delighted that Luciano has pledged his immediate future with us, especially when you consider the numerous options at Championship level this lad had at 4pm today.

“Today we have added Johnno and Luciano and we remain a little disappointed that one got away late this evening, but he may yet become a Miller as I am not a manager that gives up on a target lightly, watch this space.

“The two new signings are a further sign of the progress Rotherham United has made in the last two years.”

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