Becchio ‘desperate to return to Leeds’

NORWICH CITY striker Luciano Becchio is desperate to return to Leeds United, according to his agent.

Luciano Becchio in action for Norwich City.

Horacio Rossi, the Argentinian’s representative, said Leeds was “Luciano’s home” and invited the Elland Road club to move for him, saying: “If they want to sign him they know where we are.”

Becchio has emerged as a January target for Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn, who is understood to have recommended the forward during transfer discussions with club owner Massimo Cellino.

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The 31-year-old has resumed full training following the heel injury which forced him to cut short a loan at Rotherham United earlier in the season, and Norwich are likely to listen to offers for him this month.

Becchio spent five-and-a-half seasons at Leeds before leaving for Carrow Road in January 2013. His time at Norwich, however, has failed to yield a concerted run in the first team.

Rossi told Press Association Sport: “Leeds is Luciano’s home and if they want to sign him they know where we are.

“Leeds is always going to be a special club for Luciano. It’s a club that he loves.”

Rossi said Becchio was fully fit following a three-month lay-off and claimed other Championship clubs were also interested in signing the player.

Rotherham are likely to look at Becchio again having been forced to cut short his half-season loan in October.