Last Updated: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:08
Leeds have signed striker Steve Morison from Norwich in a swap deal for Luciano Becchio.
Argentinian forward Becchio, who has scored 19 goals for Leeds this season, handed in a transfer request at Elland Road last week after talks over a new deal faltered.
Leeds, who confirmed last week they turned down a bid from overseas for Becchio, will receive a further undisclosed fee from Norwich.
Morison, 29, has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Elland Road and will go straight into Neil Warnock's squad for Saturday's home clash with Cardiff.
"I'm absolutely delighted that we've been able to bring Steve in," Warnock told the club's official website.
"Even before Luciano put in his transfer request we had enquired about Steve - he was at the top of my list in January to bring in - and I can't tell you how delighted I am.
"Steve meets all the requirements of the striker we've been looking to bring in. For me, he is a player who has everything. He can score goals from anywhere - whether it's 25 yards or a tap-in - he has pace and all the attributes you want."
Wales striker Morison fell down the pecking order at Carrow Road after his £2.8million move from Millwall in the summer of 2011, while Becchio's departure from Elland Road ends four-and-a-half seasons with the club after joining in the summer of 2008 from Spanish club Merida. He made 221 appearances for Leeds, scoring 86 goals.
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