By Alton Harewood
SPOTLIGHT ON: GIUSEPPE BELLUSCI
DOB: Aug 21, 1989
POB: Trebisacce, Italy
Height: 1.85m (6ft 1in)
Let’s start our SPOTLIGHT series with Leeds United’s season loan player Giuseppe Bellusci.
Bellusci is an Italian centre-half; he’s one of several Italians joining Leeds this season as Massimo Cellino looks to bring in the right talent, at the right price, to inject squad strength and quality into his 2014-2015 campaign.
At 24 years of age on loan from Calcio Catania, 6ft 1in, Bellusci is a one-time Italian national side under-21 player who promises to deliver some experienced strength into the back line for a Leeds side that has needed attention in this area for some time.
Time will tell if the loan becomes a permanent deal and it's interesting to see Cellino take this approach to bringing in new talent. Early indications are that Bellusci is fitting in well with the team shape.
The defender has seen first team experience in Serie A including a solid 2012-13 season and a difficult 2013/14 season. He has just one red card in his one hundred appearances. His nickname in Italy was "Warrior" and he's in the right league to prove it!
Bellusci is the first of many to whom we'll be saying "benvenuto to Leeds."
MOT! Forza Leeds!