Leeds fans on twitter aren’t Eunan O’Kane’s biggest fans. The Republic of Ireland international is not in Marcelo Bielsa’s plans and whilst he’s missed the cutoff point to make a permanent transfer away, The Yorkshire Evening Post report that Lee Bowyer’s Charlton are interested, although his wage is a stumbling block.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 24, 2018
O’Kane signed a contract extension last year that included a pay rise for the midfielder and that seems to have made it tougher to offload him now. He currently has three years left on his contract at Elland Road and with Bielsa not looking likely to change his opinion of the 28-year-old, it looks like he’ll either have to find a new club or rot in the reserves at Elland Road.
Charlton’s interest should come as a saving grace for the midfielder. It’s unlikely that any Championship side will take an interest in the out-of-favour Leeds man, however, he’s supposedly holding out as he wants to play in the Championship this season. The loan window closes in just seven days time and Bower will be hoping he can get O’Kane in at Charlton, whilst the Whites will be hoping for the same thing.
You can read the Leeds fans’ verdict on O’Kane here:
Then can have him
— (@Betting21mil) 24 August 2018
He’s league 2 standard who’s he expect to be in the championship with?
— Ricky (@RickyBurns96) August 24, 2018
He's delusional no way good enough for the Championship
— Bri (@bri0142) August 24, 2018
Surely the lad should be looking to play regular football & if Charlton the only team interested better to play & put yourself in shop window imo MOT.
— Roger Cartwright (@rogercart57) August 24, 2018
Send him to one of our rivals
— AW (@AWwhite1) 24 August 2018
He isn’t championship quality.. how does he fit that massive head into that shirt
— (@Lethal_Haze) 24 August 2018
O’Kane looking to stay in the Championship!!!! He will be looking a long time – perhaps he should go to Specsavers!
— Graham Bloor (@graham_bloor) August 24, 2018
The Whites will be keen to see O’Kane make an exit before the end of the loan window and Charlton could be a great place for him to rediscover his form.