Leeds United have agreed to let Eunan O’Kane stay with Luton Town next season, according to Football Insider.
The 29-year-old agreed an 18-month loan deal with the Hatters in January this year, meaning that he would stay with the club until the summer of 2021.
However that agreement was thrown into doubt following Luton Town’s decision to sack Nathan Jones as the club’s manager.
But with Graeme Jones coming back to the club as manager, it’s convinced the midfielder to stick around at Kenilworth Road.
It was Jones who convinced O’Kane to move to Luton Town for the first time in 2018, and that relationship means that the Leeds United man is in good hands.
First team opportunities were always going to be limited at Elland Road under Marcelo Bielsa.
With the club firmly on track to secure promotion to the Premier League, O’Kane would have faced a big challenge to break into those plans.
Instead he’ll be battling hard to try and keep Luton Town in the Championship this season.
The Hatters are six points from safety in the second tier and face the realistic prospect of an immediate return to League One unless they can get themselves back on track.
GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…
It’s great news for Eunan O’Kane that his loan spell with Luton Town will continue as planned.
The 29-year-old has endured a torrid time of late after suffering a horrific leg break, and while he’s eased back to action it makes sense for him to benefit from the continuity.
By doing that with Luton Town the hope is that he will be able to kick on next term and become a regular first team player for the Hatters.
It was always going to be hard to break into Marcelo Bielsa’s plans, and even more-so if they do secure promotion to the Premier League.
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