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Leeds boosted as Becchio signs new deal

Leeds United striker Luciano Becchio has committed his future to the club after signing a new three-and-a-half-year contract. The 26-year-old has been in excellent form for the Whites this season, netting 11 league goals so far, and a number of clubs were thought to be tracking the Argentinian.

Becchio told the club's official website: "I'm very happy to sign the contract and stay at the club.

"I love the fans, we are doing well, and we want to get to the Premier League. I want to be part of that and I'm really pleased."

Boss Simon Grayson expressed his delight with Becchio's decision to commit to the club, and he has hailed the work rate of the South American ace.

"It's fantastic news that he has signed his contract," Grayson remarked.

"He has shown his importance to the club with his goalscoring ability and he has never been the sort of player to shy away from giving 100 per cent.

"It was vital that we secured his services after losing Jermaine Beckford last season, and I believe this shows the ambition we have as a football club.

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