Leeds United have today confirmed, on leedsunited.com, that midfielder Eunan O’Kane has signed a new four-year contract at Elland Road.

The Republic of Ireland international will therefore remain at the Championship side until at least the end of the 2020/21 season.

Speaking to LUTV, O’Kane said that:

“I’m delighted. I’ve loved every minute I’ve been here, it’s a really impressive club moving in the right direction and I’m happy I’m going to be part of it.”

“There’s a lot of change for the better – the club are starting to move in the right direction off the pitch and hopefully that will lead onto the pitch in the coming months.”

O’Kane has been at Leeds since signing from Premier League outfit Bournemouth last summer, making 27 appearances for the Whites in all competitions. Whilst with Eddie Howe’s men, he helped the Cherries to two promotions, playing a major part in Bournemouth’s rise up the divisions, before helping the South coast side to consolidate their place in the Premier League two seasons ago.

Prior to plying his trade at Dean Court, the Irishman featured for Torquay United in League Two, meaning that he knows the Football League inside out, and Thomas Christiansen’s men will be hoping that he uses his experience and promotion-knowhow to help them return to the division they vacated in 2004.

This news follows the announcement this week that defenders Gaetano Berardi and Liam Cooper have also penned new deals at Elland Road.

These are potentially very exciting times to be a Leeds United fan.

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