Marcelo Bielsa is set to force Eunan O’Kane out of Leeds this summer, as the boss feels the 28-year-old is unable to adapt to his tactics and style of play, according to Football Insider.
O’Kane was brought to Elland Road in 2016 under Garry Monk, and proved to be a regular under the now-Birmingham City boss and his successors Thomas Christiansen and Paul Heckingbottom.
Bielsa did not see the same talent in the former Republic of Ireland international, though, and sent the midfielder out on loan to League One side Luton Town for the year after a dismal pre-season under the Argentine.
But a fractured leg meant the £675,000-rated midfielder was restricted to just four appearances, as the Hatters went on to secure their promotion into the Championship as division winners over Barnsley and would-be Play-Off winners Charlton Athletic.
It is now expected O’Kane will return to West Yorkshire to see what the future holds for him, where he will be told he is surplus to requirements with two-years remaining on his contract.
Bielsa supposedly does not feel the former AFC Bournemouth man is capable of playing in the system he desires, and will insist the board sanction his sale following the announcement of his continuation as our manager.
His wish appears to be granted, as well, as Football Insider note the club are hopeful they can land a significant fee for O’Kane thanks to his years of experience in the various Football Leagues and length remaining on his contract.