Leeds United news: Bielsa set to sell O'Kane amid multiple-club interest

By Wayne Veysey

4th Jan, 2020 | 7:45am

Sources: Multiple clubs want to sign Leeds 29yo, Bielsa willing to sell

Multiple EFL clubs want to sign Leeds United midfielder Eunan O’Kane now he has fully recovered from the broken leg he sustained last season, Football Insider has learned.

United will listen to offers this month for the Republic of Ireland international now he is fully fit again.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the club are aware of interest in O’Kane this month from League One and League Two clubs.

Marcelo Bielsa has made it clear behind the scenes he does not see a future for the 29-year-old in his team and is willing to let him go this month.

The Yorkshire giants would prefer to sell O’Kane permanently but a loan for the rest of the season may be more realistic.

Leeds were unable to offload O’Kane in the summer 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 in September 2018, which ruled him out for the rest of the campaign.

O’Kane is now fully recovered but has yet to be tested in first team football and that is a major stumbling block to a permanent move.

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 still has 18 months remaining on his deal, and his wages are a hurdle to him being signed full-time by a League One or League Two side.

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