Writer: The Tuckster
Date:Monday September 30 2013
Leeds' manager, Brian McDermott has confirmed that he has spoken to Chris Hughton about a loan deal for Luciano Becchio.
McDermott told BBC Radio Leeds: 'I made an enquiry to Chris Hughton regarding Becchio and he wasn't available. Will it change? Things do.'
Hughton signed Becchio at the end of the last January transfer window with Steve Morison going the other way in a swap plus cash deal.
At the time, the 29 year old was scoring for fun in the Championship but hardly got a kick after moving to Carrow Road.
Becchio scored 86 goals in 221 appearances for Leeds after arriving from Spanish third tier club Merida in 2008.
However, he has made only nine appearances for the Canaries, seven coming as a substitute and has yet to score.
With Leeds having dropping to 15th in the Championship after three consecutive defeats following a promising start, McDermott continues to look for a new striker.
'I made an enquiry for a couple of young players at Arsenal as well - Gnabry, who scored their first goal on Saturday, was one of them. I wouldn't think they will let him out now,' he said.
'It's a tricky situation because Premier League clubs can't just go out and loan anyone, they want better players too if they are strengthening, so they don't want to be left short in their own squads.'
I'm sure Leeds fans would want Becchio back as he is proven at that level but the way he effectively forced his way out of Elland Road left a bitter taste for many there. A quick check of Vital Leeds shows there is still a level of bad feeling against him for his actions.
One thing is for sure though, Becchio is fourth choice striker at Carrow Road and interests plenty of other clubs with Tony Mowbray at Middlesborough also a confirmed admirer.
Date:Monday September 30 2013
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