Italian poll reveals surprising fact about Leeds United's Edgar Cani

Elland Road pitchside

A large majority of Catania fans have voted in favour of Edgar Cani leaving the club to sign with Leeds United.

Albanian striker Edgar Cani signed for Leeds on a half-season loan on transfer deadline day, but he has made just one appearance for the Whites.

The transfer went through late in the January window, despite Leeds having a long-term interest in the 25-year-old, due to Catania being unwilling to lose him if no replacement could be found.

However, they gave in and allowed Cani to leave for England, rather than to Serie B rivals Bari, who had seemingly held an advantage in the race for his signature after offering one of their own players in exchange, as per TuttoCalcioCatania.

The deal ended up being completed on the last day of the window, and, although the forward has had little impact at Elland Road as of yet, there is an option to buy clause in the loan that the Whites could take advantage of in the summer.

Despite Catania’s seeming reluctance to let Cani leave the club, a poll conducted by TuttoCalcioCatania has revealed that a large majority of the Catania fans were glad to see the back of him.

66.3% of voters believed that the club made the correct decision to let Cani leave, and, although reasons are not given for the mass praise of his sale, his record of just three goals in 19 games at Serie B level goes much to prove his lack of worth to the side.

After such a little amount of time with Leeds, it is hard to judge his worth to the Championship club, and he may go on to be a success. However, if his goalscoring levels stay similar to those shown with Catania, it is almost impossible that the Whites will utilise their right to buy clause in his loan deal when the summer transfer window opens.

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