EXCLUSIVE By Wayne Veysey
Leeds United will sell Eunan O’Kane when he has fully recovered from the broken leg he sustained last season, Football Insider understands.
United chiefs have made up their minds to offload the Republic of Ireland international when he is fully fit again, which is likely to be a few months away.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the club’s plan is to sell O’Kane in the January transfer window to a Football League club.
The Yorkshire giants will be unable to offload O’Kane either permanently or on loan to a League One or League Two club this month due to the complications of the horrific double leg fracture he suffered while on loan at Luton Town last season.
The central midfielder sustained a fracture fibula and tibia in just his fourth appearance for the Hatters last September, which ruled him out for the rest of the campaign.
O’Kane is still rehabilitating at Leeds’ headquarters and his return to full fitness is believed to be many weeks away.
Manager Marcelo Bielsa does not regard O’Kane as a part of his plans going forward and he is not likely to return to the first-team squad.
The former Bournemouth star was among the senior Leeds players handed a long-term contract by Andrea Radrizzani when he took over as sole owner in the summer of 2017.
O’Kane, who has two years remaining on his deal, has made 58 appearances for the Whites in his three years at the club.
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