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‘Not the player we need’ – These Leeds fans were right to question Neil Warnock’s transfer decision



It’s safe to say that Leeds United have made their fair share of bad transfer decisions over the years, as the club desperately searches for a route back to the Premier League.

Almost every manager to pass through Elland Road has made a number of bad signings, but it was Neil Warnock who perhaps made one of the worst transfer decisions in Leeds’ recent history.

Back in January 2013 it emerged that Norwich City were interested in signing Luciano Becchio from Leeds, with Warnock and the Whites then negotiating a deal to bring Steve Morison in the opposite direction.

To add some more context, Becchio was a hugely popular figure at Elland Road, with the Argentinian striker assisting Leeds end their torture in League One, before consistently scoring goals on the club’s return to the Championship.

Becchio scored 86 goals across all competitions during a hugely successful spell in Leeds, which ultimately attracted Norwich’s interest.

The striker moved to Carrow Road, with Warnock bringing Morison in to replace the popular Argentinian.

Morison wasn’t the hit that Becchio was at Elland Road, managing just five goals for the Whites, with his relationship with supporters still sour to this day following his exit in 2015.

At the time the deal went through, Leeds’ supporters were far from convinced by the business that Warnock and the club were conducting, with many feeling that it was Norwich who were getting the better of the swap deal.

In our latest FLW Rewind, here is a look at some of the Leeds reaction from when the deal was edging closer…

Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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Article title: ‘Not the player we need’ – These Leeds fans were right to question Neil Warnock’s transfer decision

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