Leeds United signed Edgar Cani despite ongoing injury problem

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Leeds United have admitted to signing Edgar Cani despite an ongoing knee problem.

Leeds United chairman Andrew Umbers has revealed the club signed Edgar Cani despite an ongoing knee problem.

He made the revelation to the Yorkshire Evening Post in an interview with Phil Hay, while discussing the six players who pulled out injured ahead of the team's visit to Charlton at the weekend.

Cani was one of those, with the matter a subject of huge controversy even in the national media, despite insistence from the club all injuries were genuine.

Umbers insisted Cani's situation was such, even explaining this has been an ongoing problem, before they signed him.

"With Cani, when we signed him we knew he had a problem with his knee. He’s got tendinitis."

This naturally raises questions, with another player signed on loan in the January transfer window Granddi Ngoyi missing two months of action through injury, making just one start so far.

Cani has not been selected to start so far and his fitness may explain why in part he has been unable to impress head coach Neil Redfearn.

Umbers has confirmed Cani has now gone for an MRI scan on his knee and it appears likely he will not play for the club again, having totalled just 49 minutes of football since signing from Catania on loan.

Having been signed on transfer deadline day it is possible Leeds decided to take a chance on him, with no time left to bring in another new face, but it certainly has not worked out.

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