Eunan O'Kane has revealed he had a brief conversation with Lewis Cook about Leeds United once interest from the Whites in his services emerged.

Cook moved to Bournemouth from Leeds earlier this summer, joining O'Kane at the Premier League club. But the pair have not had long at the Cherries, as on deadline day Leeds swooped to take O'Kane to Elland Road on a two-year deal.

O'Kane had an idea of Leeds' interest for up to four weeks before the transfer happened, but with it going through only on deadline day, he was away on international duty, meaning a detailed chat with Cook was not possible.

But the two did touch base about Leeds earlier this summer when the Whites seemed a possibility for O'Kane.

"There was a very short conversation about the fact that there was interest and he just told me what he thought of the club", O'Kane told LUTV.


"But other than that I haven't had chance to speak to him. It was deadline day when it was done, I was away [on international duty].

"I should really pick up the phone and ring him later this week", the Republic of Ireland international added.

Cook's departure from Leeds earlier this summer left a big hole in the heart of the Whites midfield and O'Kane will be hoping to plug it, establishing himself under head coach Garry Monk.

The Irishman could make his debut for Leeds on Saturday at home against Huddersfield Town.