AFC Bournemouth midfielder Eunan O’Kane has become a reported transfer target for both Glasgow Rangers and Celtic.
O’Kane came though the youth system at Premier League side Everton, before being released in 2009.
He went on to join Northern Ireland side Coleraine, but after impressing during one season in his home country he moved to League Two side Torquay United and has made over 100 appearances for them.
He has also played for both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland at under 21’s level and in June 2012 was target for Sean O’Driscoll at Crawley Town, but after Crawley triggered his £175,000 release clause, he failed to agree personal terms and rejected the offer.
In July 2012 then League One side AFC Bournemouth had an undisclosed bid accepted by Torquay and O’Kane agreed personal terms to make the move along the coast.
He has gone on to make 118 appearances for the Cherries, becoming a regular in the third, second and first tiers of English football.
O’Kane made 16 appearances in the Premier League this season and broke into the Republic Of Ireland squad.
With just over 12 months remaining on his current contract, HITC Sport have reported that ‘Bournemouth are willing to listen to offers for midfielder Eunan O’Kane, with Celtic, Rangers and Aston Villa weighing up moves for the player.
The report added…
‘Old Firm duo Celtic and Rangers are understood to be keen on O’Kane, while relegated Aston Villa see the midfielder as someone who can help boost their bid for automatic promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
When we signed him from Torquay for an undisclosed figure, Eunan had a £175,000 release clause in his contract.
So it will be a nice profit for our club, plus we have had his services for 4 years where he did a good job for us. – Join the conversation here.
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