Report claims Leeds United clinch deadline day signing of Edgar Cani

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Edgar Cani is all but officially a Leeds player.

Leeds United have clinched the signing of Edgar Cani, according to SkySports.

The outlet report: "Albanian striker Edgar Cani has joined Championship side Leeds United on a loan deal, according to Sky sources."

Italian website Tuttomercatoweb last night reported that Cani was due to fly to Leeds as talks between the Championship side and Serie B club Catania progressed.

So is it done?

Despite SkySports appearing to get it wrong regarding Rodolph Austin, who they claimed was signing for Wigan earlier today, before backtracking, there is enough weight behind the Cani rumours to suggest it is very close, having been linked repeatedly over the past fortnight.

Until the club confirm it of course, the deal is yet to be completed, but being transfer deadline day, supporters will know by tonight one way or another.

The deal would be on loan with an option to buy, with Leeds under transfer embargo.

Should Leeds fans be happy?

On the face of it, a deal for Cani will not excite too many fans. His scoring record does not even approach prolific, reaching double figures just once in his career.

The 25-year-old striker is a target man who could fit into the style of play utilised by Neil Redfearn at present, but to get the best out of him, Leeds will need service, and if they do not sign a winger before the deadline, the chances of his loan move working out are weakened.

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