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Millers seal Becchio deal

21 January 2016

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Rotherham United can confirm the signing of Luciano Becchio....

Rotherham United can confirm the signing of striker Luciano Becchio.

The former Leeds United front-man has been training with the Millers in recent weeks, impressing boss Neil Redfearn sufficiently to earn a deal until the end of the season.

Becchio enjoyed a brief spell with the Millers on loan from Norwich City last season in which he scored two goals in five appearances before injury curtailed his stay in South Yorkshire.

The former Canaries striker most recently enjoyed a spell back in his native Argentina.

“I’m delighted to come back here and I hope to help the team to move up the table,” Becchio told

“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 came to English shores in 2008 and enjoyed a stellar spell with Leeds where he forged a potent partnership alongside Jermaine Beckford. 

He scored 19 goals in his first season and 17 in his second campaign as Leeds earned promotion back to The Championship.

It was at this time where the striker first worked with current boss Redfearn, who enjoyed spells as caretaker manager at Elland Road.

“I’m happy to be back working with Neil,” Becchio added.

“I know him well and I’ve worked with him before a long time ago. I want to thank the club for the opportunity to play at this level again. 

“I’m ready and I’ve been working hard at home in Mallorca.  I’ve been working very hard for two months and I feel confident and strong and I just want to help the team.

“I’ve played for three or four years at this level so I think it’s going to be good."

In his first season in The Championship he bagged 20 goals and his consistent form eventually earned himself a move to Premier League Norwich.

It proved to be a frustrating stay at Carrow Road but he reignited his career on loan with the Millers, and returns for a second crack at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

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