Luciano Becchio

Luciano Becchio

As is now the custom with every transfer window, between now and the summer Leeds will inevitably be linked with former Elland Road hero Luciano Becchio.

The Argentine assassin netted 76 times in 190 league appearances for the Whites, in the process helping them achieve promotion from League One back in 2010.

Becchio left for the Premier League with Norwich City in January 2013 after claiming 16 goals in his final six months in South Yorkshire, but has since made just eleven appearances for the Canaries, and is yet to get his first top flight goal.

Resultantly, the tabloids have regularly remarked that the 30 year-old could be in line for a glorious return to Elland Road.

But they say you should never go back in football and there’s certainly a reason for that; the chances are that Becchio’s second Leeds tenure would be nowhere near as prolific as his first, especially after spending 18 months amid the peak of his career dwindling and declining in the Norwich reserves.

Leeds’ forward line is certainly in need of some added depth, but the answer to that problem doesn’t lie in the club’s past.

The Whites’ apparent interest in their former hero needs to be put to rest, as does the mind-numbingly repetitive speculation.