Eunan O’Kane was handed a four-year deal at Leeds United in 2017, but is now on the sidelines after breaking his leg on loan with Luton Town.
The midfielder showed some impressive form when he first joined the club from Bournemouth, but failed to recover from Leeds’ collapse last season.
So, were Leeds wrong to give him such a lengthy deal?
“Yes, it was foolish at the time without hindsight.
“O’Kane was never Leeds quality. He’s a good, honest professional, but he’s limited.
“Four-year deals are so dangerous. How many Championship players turn in four consistent seasons on the spin?”
“It seemed like a lengthy deal especially in the Championship.
“In the Premier League maybe, but no Football League club should be handing out that long a deal.
“Players either leave to the Premier League or are not good enough, so the deal was too long.”
“At the time, O’Kane was playing well, but four years was extreme.
“He’d done little before that to convince and the club were too keen to commit.
“With hindsight, it’s amongst the worst deals of the Radrizzani era.”