Leeds United: Three in but all are loan deals

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CHAMPIONSHIP transFER activity has been relatively modest this month, with Leeds United’s recruitment restricted to loan deals.

The first arrival was Sol Bamba from Serie A side Palermo on January 23, with the Ivory Coast defender joining for the rest of the season.

Three days later, United snapped up Bamba’s Palermo team-mate Granddi Ngoyi in an identical deal on loan for the remainder of the campaign.

The arrival of Catania forward Edgar Cani yesterday represented United’s third temporary deal of the window, taking their number of loan signings currently at the club this season to seven.

The other loanees are Adryan, Dario del Fabro, Brian Montenegro and Zan Benedicic.

Meanwhile, the emergency loan window opens on February 10, with parent clubs allowed to recall players loaned out after 28 days.

Leeds’ recruitment last January was restricted to the ill-fated captures of Jimmy Kebe and Cameron Stewart, with the pair starting just 17 matches for the club between them.

Significant activity arrived on the final day of the winter window on January 31, 2013, with Steve Morison arriving in a swap deal which saw Luciano Becchio head to Norwich City.

Stephen Warnock also came in from Aston Villa on a permanent deal, with Habib Habibou joining on loan from Belgian outfit Zulte Waregem on loan with a view to a full-time move.