By Tom Blackburn
New Leeds midfielder Eunan O’Kane has tweeted his excitement about joining from Bournemouth.
The club announced the deal on Wednesday evening just hours before the transfer deadline, with O’Kane signing a two-year deal.
The Ireland international waited until Thursday evening before posting on his personal Twitter account, ending the message with the Leeds motto, ‘marching On Together’.
Thanks for the warm welcome @LUFC, delighted to have signed for such a huge club. I can't wait to get on the pitch, Marching On Together!
— Eunan O'Kane (@eunan10) September 1, 2016
The 26-year-old is the 11th signing of Garry Monk this summer after the arrivals of Luke Ayling, Kyle Bartley, Rob Green, Marcus Antonsson, Kemar Roofe, Hadi Sacko, Pontus Jansson, Pablo Hernandez and Liam Bricutt.
He will now have to fight for a starting spot in the side, with Bridcutt and Ronaldo Vieira currently the first choice central midfielders.
O’Kane had been a Bournemouth player since 2012, and after joining from Torquay went on to make 118 appearances for the club.
He joined the Cherries when they were a League One side, and he was a key component in helping them earn two promotions in three seasons.
However, he fell down the pecking order at on the South Coast and was firmly behind Andrew Surman, Harry Arter, Dan Gosling and Leeds’ former player Lewis Cook in Eddie Howes preferred midfield.
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