Leeds United have been linked with Albanian forward, Edgar Cani, according to Phil Hay of the Yorkshire evening post.


Cani, 25, is a 6’4” forward, currently playing for Catania in Serie B. He has featured a total of 14 times this season, scoring 3 goals.

The link was revealed via Twitter, when Phil Hay tweeted – “Another player who it appears Leeds are looking at – Edgar Cani, a 6’4” Albanian striker at Catania.”

Cani has international experience for with Albania, recording 15 international caps and scoring 4 goals. Since 2013, he has not featured for his national side.

He has spent the majority of his career within the Italian leagues, but has also featured 34 times for Ekstraklasa side, Polonia Warsaw. Here he netted 13 times. His club career totals are as follows: 188 appearances in 8 seasons, scoring a total of 40 goals.

Many have already likened him to Matt Smith, Leeds’ former frontman who left for Fulham in the previous transfer window. Smith scored 14 goals during his 42 game career at the Whites.

As it stands, Leeds are yet to reveal any incomings to the club during this January transfer window.



  1. I’m Polonia Warsaw supporter and I have to say that Cani isn’t a good player for us. He maybe can score some goals, but he is a person who can destroy every good relationship in dressing room. It was really often that he was absent during training sessions here in Warsaw and all the time he was trying to find a better club, not to play for Polonia. However he is a good target man and he can score from his head and foot. I really don’t like him and I prefer that he wouldn’t come to Leeds! Funny fact is Cani was on Leeds radar when Neil Warnock was our manager, but his transfer collapsed because Polonia wanted money for the player – as I remember.

  2. we had a forward that was 6ft 3 and better than this massimo called matt smith remember never should have left for 500k!!!!!!!

  3. Phew, for one minute I thought it might have been the deceased (yet much loved) Norman Wisdom!.

    Albanian, with a one in five scoring record! What next? A San Marino superstar (well it complies with the Italian connection at least!!!!!!!!!! My heart pumps custard with excitement.

  4. Matt Smith banging them in at Bristol, Leeds favourite, went for peanuts. now we are looking at a 6’4″ non scoring Albanian. What are the clowns running (or if you prefer, ruining) Leeds United thinking about.


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