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Edgar Cani reveals secret Leeds United trip to Elland Road

New Leeds United striker Edgar Cani says a trip to Elland Road several weeks ago helped him make his mind up to join the club.

Leeds United completed their third signing of the season this week, snapping up Albanian striker Edgar Cani on loan.

He has signed from Serie B side Catania, and upon signing has revealed he made a secret trip to the stadium at the end of 2014 to watch a game.

He told Leeds United's website: "I know that it is a great league. I’ve seen some games and I like the fans and the atmosphere a lot.

"I came to see one match when I was here at the end of December. The fans are great and they never stopped singing. I liked that a lot. The game was very good as well." 

Leeds didn't win a single game in December, so the club will be relieved the vocal fanbase managed to convince Cani that Elland Road was an enjoyable place to play his football regardless.

Football Italia were one of many outlets to report another Italian based striker being flown over in December, Leonardo Pavoletti, who ended up moving to Genoa instead on loan.

Leeds bringing Cani over was been kept quiet in comparison, and while it may seem just an interesting footnote to the deal, it means the Albanian has an expectation of what it will be like to play this weekend against Brentford if he is selected.

With the striker having to prove himself to fans as an unknown in English football, any edge he can have will help him out.

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