New recruit keen to get started after putting pen to paper on deadline day...

New signing Edgar Cani is raring to get going at Elland Road and says he was eager to make the move as soon as he heard of the club’s interest.

Cani, who has signed on loan from Catania for the remainder of the season, had been heavily linked with a switch to the Championship for some time prior to arriving at Thorp Arch on deadline day.

The 25-year-old put pen to paper on Monday afternoon to become United’s third addition of the January transfer window after Sol Bamba and Granddi Ngoyi.

"I heard about a month ago that Leeds wanted me," the striker explained.

"I was very happy about that and I’m very happy to be here."

Cani has already linked up with his new team-mates for training says his early impressions of the squad have been very positive as United look to build on a good run of form.

"I think it is a great team," he said.

"I think that we can keep going like this, like these last two matches that we won.

"I would like to play and do as much for the team as I can."

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On head coach Neil Redfearn, the striker added: "He’s been very good.

"We spoke together before training and we have a good relationship."

Asked about his style of play as a striker, Cani replied: "I’m a good header and I like to move in the forward areas.

"I like to keep the ball and to let the team go forward. I also like to play with my head."

Cani, who will wear the number 10 shirt, could make his debut in Saturday’s Elland Road clash with Brentford as he looks for a first taste of Championship football.

"I know that it is a great league," he said. "I’ve seen some games and I like the fans and the atmosphere a lot.

"I came to see one match when I was here at the end of December.

"The fans are great and they never stopped singing. I liked that a lot. The game was very good as well."