The giant awakens: Italian press rave about MVP Edgar Cani

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Leeds United flop scored his first goals in five months, a brace in a derby match.

Edgar Cani will go down as one of the least successful Leeds United signings of recent seasons after a poor loan spell at the club last year.

The striker signed on deadline day of the winter transfer window, and played in just four matches, failing to score, and became one of the infamously known 'sicknote six'.

Cani was not a played who then boss Neil Redfearn appeared to want, or had much time for.

Since returning to Italy, Edgar Cani has had a tough year. He currently plays for Italian side Pisa, and scored just once in the first half of the season, meaning his 2015 calendar goal tally stood at just... one.

New year, new Edgar Cani?

Perhaps, but if scoring was Edgar Cani's new year's resolution, he waited a while to get started.

He netted for the first time in 2016 last weekend, and wouldn't you know it, two goals came at once, as Pisa won a derby game against Arezzo.

The goals came to the delight of his boss, former Italian international Gennaro Gattuso, who had been under pressure after a poor set of results.

Cani's brace - doubling his entire 2015 goal output in one weekend - saw him win plenty of praise from the Italian media.

SkySport labelled the Albanian striker Serie B's 'MVP' of the weekend, while Tuttomercatoweb named him in the Serie B team of the week.

Pisa Today was also impressed, writing: "Fom possible departure in the January transfer window, to a decisive player.

"The Edgar Cani giant awakes, and with a brace in the first half decides the derby with Arezzo."

Cani recently told All Tutto Catania that he had simply been unlucky in recent months. It would seem his fortunes may be turning.

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