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Leeds United in advanced talks to sign striker



Leeds United are in advanced negotiations to sign Catania striker Edgar Cani, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

Leeds are moving closer to signing Cani on loan

Leeds are moving closer to signing Cani on loan

The Albanian forward is set to fly to Leeds tomorrow to conclude a deal before the 11pm deadline on Monday night.

The 25-year-old striker has been linked with a move to the Whites all January transfer window, and it finally looks like the deal will materialise.

The Albanian has accrued 14 appearances this season for Catania, scoring three goals, but he now looks set for a switch to the Sky Bet Championship.

Cani is a former Albania international, and has appeared four times for Albania, but the striker has not been called up for the national team since 2013.

He has scored a total of 40 goals in his career in over 188 appearances.

Whether the striker can adapt to life in the Sky Bet Championship is uncertain as of yet, and he will have to quickly change and adapt to the rigours and demands of second tier English football.

Italian striker Mirco Antenucci proved that the transition to playing football in England is maybe not a sizeable task, and Cani could potentially be an astute acquisition for Neil Redfearn’s side.

Meanwhile, Leeds are among a host of Football League clubs all eyeing Huddersfield Town striker Joe Lolley, as reported on FLW.

The Huddersfield Town striker was regarded as the non-league’s ‘new Lionel Messi‘ during his time at non-league outfitKidderminster Harriers.

The Redditch-born forward has found first-team opportunities relatively hard to get at the John Smiths Stadium this season, and has more often than not been on the substitutes bench.