Luciano Becchio has left United for Norwich but have the Whites got the better deal? - Chris Brunskill
Following today's news that Luciano Becchio and Steve Morison have swapped clubs, Through It All Together wants to know who you would prefer to see up front for Leeds United?
Leeds United have replaced top scorer Luciano Becchio with Norwich City's striker Steve Morison. Through It All Together wants to know if you are happy with that?
Luciano Becchio has had a fine first half of the season, leading the club's goal scoring charts with 19 goals and getting himself into the all time top goalscorers at Elland Road in the process. Since joining the Whites in 2008, Becchio has found the net 86 times for Leeds United and has become a real fans favourite. It seemed as though the Argentine was different from the likes of Jermaine Beckford, Max Gradel, Jonny Howson and Robert Snodgrass in as much as he seemed happy plying his trade in West Yorkshire. However last week he shocked the club by handing in a transfer request, with many believing he was set for a big-money move abroad.
That move never materialised and whilst the majority of Leeds fans resigned themselves to losing their favourite Argentinian, few imagined that he would follow in the footsteps of Bradley Johnson, Jonny Howson and Robert Snodgrass in signing for Premier League Norwich. It's gone through now and after bagfuls of important and memorable goals for the Whites, Becchio has moved on to pastures new. Below is one of Luciano's best goals for the club.
Despite it being the last day of the transfer window, United haven't done their usual trick of selling one of their biggest assets with no time left to replace them. Steve Morison has arrived at Leeds as part of the deal and the Wales International is a proven goalscorer at Championship level. Having started his career at Northampton Town, Morison spent some time at Bishop's Strotford and Stevenage Borough before getting his career kick started at Millwall in 2009. Capped 20 times by Wales, Morison notched 40 goals in 95 appearances at the New Den including a couple of strikes against the Whites. Morison's fine form at Millwall caught the eye of Norwich, who spent £2.8 million to get the front man to Carrow Road. Despite having a poor goal return of only two so far this season for Norwich, he had an impressive first season at Premier League level last year, scoring ten goals to help keep the Canaries in the top-flight. Below is a seven minute compilation video of our new striker's goals.
Morison has now switched to United as part of the deal that sees Becchio leave the club. United's new number nine together with the fans at LS11 will be hoping he can recapture the form he showed at Millwall and if he does, he will be a more than adequate replacement for the departing Becchio. Luciano wanted out of the club so we've shipped out somebody who didn't want to play for Leeds United and replaced him with somebody that clearly does and somebody that has proven in the past he is more than capable of getting the goals which Becchio did on so many occasions.
Are you happy with Luciano Becchio's replacement? Do you think Leeds United have got the better part of the deal in bringing the Wales International to Elland Road? Steve Morison has shown he can score goals in the championship in the past, however there is a chance Luciano Becchio could flop for Norwich in the Premiership. I wish Luciano well though and hope that he goes on to prove himself. Thanks for everything.
Have your say in the poll below!
Who would you rather see up front for Leeds United?
Luciano Becchio (142 votes)
Steve Morison (342 votes)
484 total votes