Prolific ex-Leeds favourite reveals on Twitter he is training with Championship rivals
By Harvey Byrne
Former Leeds forward Luciano Becchio revealed on Friday that he has been training with Championship side Bristol City.
The unattached 32-year-old posted a picture on his personal Twitter account, which includes him in the Robins’ training gear, as well as sending a message to the Ashton Gate club.
Bristol City#Thank you for inviting me to train ⚽️???????? pic.twitter.com/jE8Kex1r94
— Luciano Becchio (@becchioluciano) August 19, 2016
“Bristol City. Thank you for inviting me to train,” said Becchio on his social media account.
Becchio is looking for a new club after being released by Rotherham this summer.
The experienced striker starred at Elland Road for five years, after he moved to England in 2008 from Spanish side Merida.
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The forward scored 86 goals in 221 encounters for the Yorkshire giants as well as helping the club win promotion back to the Championship.
He eventually left Leeds for Norwich in the Premier League, after being involved in a swap-deal with Steve Morison.
However, he struggled to adapt to England’s top flight and eventually returned to Yorkshire with Rotherham after an initial loan spell at the Millers.
He also failed to recapture his Leeds form at Rotherham and made just two appearances for the club last season.
It is assumed that he has been training with Bristol City to regain fitness, rather than a contract, as Lee Johnson currently has Jonathan Kodjia, Tammy Abraham and Aaron Wilbraham as forward options.
In other Leeds transfer news, Charlie Taylor has been shortlisted as a target for West Brom.