Did Leeds waste their time signing Edgar Cani and Granddi Ngoyi?

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Leeds United signed three players in January, but one is side-lined and another has barely featured.

Leeds United had a relatively busy January, even if manager Neil Redfearn was unsuccessful in his attempts to bring a new wide-man to the club.

Instead the Whites signed Sol Bamba and Granddi Ngoyi on loan from Palermo and Edgar Cani in a temporary deal from Catania.

The move to bring Ivorian centre-back Bamba to the club has been a huge triumph, with the 30-year-old excelling at the back and forming effective partnerships with both Liam Cooper and Giuseppe Bellusci.

But Ngoyi and Cani have not enjoyed the same success, for very different reasons, and in hindsight one wonders if Leeds wasted their time bringing the pair to England.

Ngoyi was injured soon after arriving at Leeds and he is yet to make his debut, with Redfearn recently telling BBC Radio Leeds that he hoped the 26-year-old Frenchman would be available before the end of the season.

But Leeds need him now, not just for a few matches at the end of a campaign that still promises much despite the recent defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion.

As for Cani, the 25-year-old has made just two appearances from the bench so far and he has been an unused substitute on three other occasions.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and had he not been unlucky Ngoyi may have proved as savvy a signing as Bamba, but as it is both he and Cani appear to be signings Leeds can do little with.

If a little more time had been spent making moves for a much-needed winger or two, things could have turned out very differently.

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