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21st Oct, 2016 | 2:37pm

Summer signing shares why he joined Leeds ahead of other suitors

By Emma Sanders

Leeds United midfielder Eunan O’Kane claims he was only ever interested in joining Leeds despite interest from several clubs.

The former Bournemouth star joined the club in the summer for an undisclosed fee and has made eight appearances so far this season.

The Republic of Ireland international has become a key member in Garry Monk’s side and is seemingly enjoying life at Elland Road.

“I didn’t play anywhere near enough football that I wanted to; I spoke to Bournemouth and told them that I wanted to go,” O’Kane told TV Yorkshire, as reported by Inside Futbol.

“There were other clubs interested and until we knew Leeds were going to be off the table, we weren’t really interested in speaking to anyone else.

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“It wasn’t difficult to pick a club of the size of Leeds. I was an easy decision to make.”

The 26 year-old was out-of-favour at the Premier League club and when Jack Wilshere arrived, it was clear O’Kane would struggle for regular first team action.

O’Kane has emerged as a regular in Garry Monk’s side and will seemingly remain a first choice in central midfield even when Liam Bridcutt returns to action next month.

His side claimed a disappointing 1-1 draw against Wigan on Tuesday after their opponents equalised in the dying minutes.

However, Leeds hope to bounce back against Wolves this Saturday and O’Kane is expected to feature in midfield for Monk’s side.

In the latest Leeds news, Monk gives a detailed explanation of the substitutes he used in the 1-1 draw despite heavy criticism.