Luciano Becchio said goodbye to his five year stay at Leeds United after he signed with Premier League side Norwich City. The Argentinian follows in the footsteps of Bradley Johnson, Jonny Howson and Robert Snodgrass in joining the Canaries.
Usually with Leeds, the club sells a star then makes up an excuse as to why they weren’t replaced with a like for like player – in terms of quality and reputation. However, the deal was much in the favour of Leeds United. Luciano Becchio was reportedly sold for £1 million plus Steve Morison.
The former Millwall star has joined Leeds United on a three-and-a-half year deal. The Welsh international is probably the first signing the club has made where the fans have been satisfied.
Morison’s movement and energy won him a deal to Norwich after impressing in the Championship with Millwall. Now, it’s time for the former office worker to impress the Leeds faithful and hopefully make the fans forget about Becchio.
Luciano has moved on and good luck shall be wished upon him. However, his comments today that read ‘In my head I will always be United’ are slightly bemusing to a fan like me. If you were ‘United’ why have you just left for Norwich City and most likely a lot more money.
Yet another sign that money rules in the modern day game. One is just thankful that a replacement was bought in swift fashion by GFH and they deserve full credit for acting quickly; unlike Ken Bates in his eight years as Chairman.
By no means a world beater, Steve Morison is now the focal point of Leeds United. A partnership with Ross McCormack will leave fans thinking ‘Luciano Who?’ (I hope).
Leeds United have also completed the signing of left back Stephen Warnock from Aston Villa on a two-and-a-half year deal. Another astute signing that brings a wealth of Premier League experience. It is reported Warnock turned down West Ham to join Leeds United.