Norwich City’s efforts to recreate Leeds United’s League One promotion winning squad continue with a not at all surprising swoop for Luciano Becchio.
The Canaries are hoping to tempt Leeds with a cash plus player deal which would see Steve Morison – a known target for Neil Warnock – head in the opposite direction.
With the January transfer window due to close at 11pm tomorrow, Leeds United are also expected to complete deals for Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock and an African striker currently playing in the Belgium top flight, Habib Habibou.
Under-fire Villa manager Paul Lambert said he was unsure what was happening with Stephen Warnock at the minute, but has confirmed an approach from Leeds United.
“I thought something was going to be done with West Ham and then Leeds came into the equation.”
Habib Habibou meanwhile is the worst kept secret in football. The 6′ 4″ target-man was previously on trial at Queen’s Park Rangers before he caught the attention of Whites manager Neil Warnock. A series of tweets from the African has left little debate over where he’ll be playing football on February 1st.
As deadline day approaches, the biggest worry for Leeds fans is that the club aren’t linked with any wingers – an area which Leeds United fans and Neil Warnock agree needs strengthening.
With Habibou looking almost certain to sign and the possibility of Steve Morison also joining the squad, Neil Warnock is likely to push Ross McCormack back out wide despite strong performances as centre-forward and pleas from the Scottish striker to be played there more often.