Date: 30th January 2020 at 6:00pm
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Loads of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after the club confirmed that Eunan O’Kane has joined Luton Town on an 18-month deal.

O’Kane moved to Elland Road from AFC Bournemouth in 2016 and made 58 appearances for the club in all competitions, but had not featured for the first-team since May 2018.

One of Marcelo Bielsa’s first acts as Whites boss was to allow the seven-time Republic of Ireland international to join the Hatters on loan, but O’Kane would only manage four outings for the Kenilworth Road natives before suffering a double leg fracture.

The blow saw O’Kane’s season end in September having fractured both his tibia and fibula and left the 29-year-old requiring surgery, and he has only just returned to fitness this month before returning to Kenilworth Road as a permanent Hatters player.

O’Kane had 18-months remaining on his contract at Elland Road prior to his move to Luton Town.

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Clubs in League One and League Two had been credited with an interest in signing O’Kane this month, but his deal with Luton will see the Derry-born midfielder offered another chance in the Championship having struggled to maintain his place under Thomas Christiansen or Paul Heckingbottom in 2017/18.

O’Kane will have his work cut out to keep the Hatters in the second-tier, though, as Graeme Jones’ side are six points from safety and bottom of the Championship table after 29 games having lost 19 times.

Here are some of the messages shared on social media after the club bid farewell to O’Kane…

In other Leeds United news, a rarely seen player has been offered a chance to leave Elland Road and join a Europa League outfit.

 
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