O’Kane: Only Ever Leeds for Me

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By Ian Waterhouse

Irish Midfielder Eunan O’Kane has told TV Yorkshire how he was only ever in discussion to join the Whites in the summer.

Leeds head coach Garry Monk snapped up the 26-year-old from Bournemouth at the end of the summer transfer window and he has since established himself as quite the key player after eight appearances so far for the Elland Road Club this season.

O’Kane (who has four Ireland caps to his name) made the switch after Bournemouth signed Jack Wilshere on loan from Arsenal thus reducing his chances of playing for the Premier League side.

He said: “I didn’t play anywhere near enough football that I wanted to; I spoke to Bournemouth and told them I wanted to go.

When we got to the situation when they were happy for that to happen, we started speaking to clubs.”

Making it clear to TV Yorkshire that Elland Road was his first choice of destination, he added:

“It wasn’t difficult to pick a club the size of Leeds; there were other clubs interested and until we knew Leeds were going to be off the table, we weren’t really interested in speaking to anyone else.”

O’Kane will expect to continue in midfield this weekend as Leeds travel to Molineux to face Wolves on Saturday.


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