Leeds United midfielder Eunan O’Kane is set to leave the club this summer, having not been part of Marcelo Bielsa’s plans at Elland Road.
The Lowdown: Loan spell at Luton
The 30-year-old is currently on loan at Championship club Luton Town, having joined on an 18-month deal back in January 2020 – his second spell there.
O’Kane has suffered a horrendous time of things with injuries, however, missing over two years of action after suffering a broken leg in 2018.
He will return to Leeds at the end of the season, but there don’t appear to be any plans to keep him at the club moving forward.
The Latest: O’Kane to exit Leeds
According to Football Insider, the seven-time capped Republic of Ireland international will leave the Whites ‘for good’ in the summer, with ‘no chance’ of signing a new deal and his current contract expiring this month.
Sadly, O’Kane is now battling to save his career and it remains to be seen if another club are willing to take a punt on him in the coming weeks and months.
The Verdict: Time to move on
O’Kane has suffered shocking luck in recent years, so the hope is that he can rebuild his career and find another team in the next transfer window.
Being ruthless, though, it makes complete sense for Leeds not to extend the Irishman’s stay at Elland Road, considering his fitness woes and the fact that the Whites have gone up a level under Bielsa.
His 58 appearances for Leeds should not be forgotten, though, and had it not been for the injury, he may have been able to impress Bielsa enough to retain his services.
In other news, Leeds have suffered a big blow that will impact them for the rest of the season. Read more here.
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