New Leeds loan signing Edgar Cani eyes permanent stay, praises Elland Road crowd

Edgar Cani has admitted that he wants to stay at Leeds for 'a long time'.

Leeds couldn't build on last weekend's dramatic 2-1 win over Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town, with Brentford defeating the Whites 1-0 on Saturday.

The loss was a blow for manager Neil Redfearn as well as the Leeds fan base, but one minor bright spot to come out of the game was a debut for new signing Edgar Cani.

The Albanian international, 25, arrived on deadline day from Catania, penning a loan deal until the end of the season as Leeds looked to bring in a target man figure in attack.

At 6ft 4in, Cani certainly brings a level of physicality to the front line, and pulled on a Leeds shirt for the first time against Brentford, replacing midfielder Luke Murphy with five minutes to play.

After just a matter of moments on the pitch, Cani has already told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he wants to stay at Leeds permanently, and praised the Elland Road faithful for their support.

"I love to play here and the feeling you get here is special and I hope to stay here a long time. I think my characteristics will allow me to play here."

"It is a very nice stadium with a lot of fans and it was a really nice feeling (on Saturday). It is something special to play for Leeds United. I have heard a lot of things about Leeds and it was the thing I was expecting," he added.

With Leeds under a transfer embargo, they couldn't sign Cani permanently in January, leaving him to join on loan instead for the time being.

Yet if Cani impresses, a summer deal could be more likely if said transfer embargo is lifted, allowing Leeds to sign players permanently again.

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