Bio by Paddy:
The 18 year old, now Palermo strikers, started his career with Pescara in Serie B. Due to some regulations he could not play a game in Serie B, the year after he played his first regular season game for Pescara in Serie C1/A at age 18. Half of season later teams like Inter, Sampdoria, Palermo, and Manchester City all came knocking for the next “Christian Vieri”, but it was Palermo was able to secure his signature at the last minutes of the transfer deadline.
Edgar Cani is considered by a lot of Italian journalists to be the next powerful striker in Italian football. He is closely compared to Christian Vieri, and thats why Inter put a 2 million dollar bid for him, but was not able to sign the player. During the week before signing for Palermo, Edgar was called by the Albanian U21 team, but he declined to offer, saying that he was too busy with his transfer and could not get focused enough to play for the U21 team. A few days later, reports came that he had accepted an offer to play for the Italian U19 team.
In an interview for an Albanian website, he declared that he wants to play for the Albanian National Team, but he just couldn’t at the moment.
Albanians have seen this before, and they are just hoping that Edgar will make the right decision and play for the “Kuq e Zi” (Red and Black, Albania). Other players like Valon Behrami(Lazio, Switzerland), Sotir Nini(AEK, Greece, known as Sotiris Ninis now), have declined the Albanian National Team, and played for their adopted countries.
Will Edgar Cani make the same decision, or will he follow Marseille’s Captain, Lorik Cana, and play for his home country? Only time will tell, lets just hope hes not another Jonathan De Guzman!