Five years after making the move from Norwich City to Leeds United, striker Steve Morison who is currently with Millwall has been singled out on Twitter as being part of a deal that was worse than Brexit.
In response to a Nigel Farage tweet that ‘Theresa May’s Brexit agreement is the worst deal in history’ the official Leeds United twitter account tweeted ‘Nah Nige, that’d be Steve Morison for Luciano Becchio ????’ refering to Morison’s 2013 move to Leeds that saw Luciano Becchio move in the opposite direction.
Nah Nige, that’d be Steve Morison for Luciano Becchio ???? https://t.co/3IOuJXpVN6
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 14, 2018
But was the Morison/Becchio deal their worst ever?
I am sure there are worse deals out there, but Steve Morison’s switch to Elland Road was one that Leeds certainly drew the short straw on.
Morison and Luciano Becchio are two completely different strikers, so what the club’s fans were thinking here is beyond me – he was never going to be as prolific as the Argentinian.
His work rate was second to none, but it was in front of goal where he was lacking.
The worst deal, I don’t think so, but it’s a transfer they obviously regret.
It was a stinker, that is for sure.
There’s been a lot of bad business at Elland Road over the years though.
Having said that, this one does stand out amongst all the others.
Looking back, it definitely was.
Becchio was such an integral player in Leeds’ promotion to the Championship, and it was a blow to let him go.
Morrison’s time at Leeds was dismal, and his time at Elland Road is one to forget.