Eunan opts for Bournemouth

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Eunan O’Kane has completed his move to League One side Bournemouth from Torquay United for an undisclosed fee in a three year deal.

The 22 year-old Co. Derry lad who played 51 times for League Two outfit, Torquay last season, turned down a move to Crawley in favour of ‘The Cherries’.

“Crawley had an offer accepted so I went and met them but turned them down as I didn’t feel it was right for me,” O’Kane said.

He joined Torquay from Coleraine in January 2010 and was one of four players from the club to make the League Two team of the season.

“Bournemouth like to play through midfield and that is perfect for me, it’s the way I believe football should be played.

“It hasn’t really sunk in that I’ve signed,” he added. “I met the manager Paul Groves and he sold the club to me.

“The type of football Bournemouth play was attractive to me but also their track record of developing players and moving them onto a higher level so hopefully I can follow that on.”

The former Everton trainee will compete with Shaun MacDonald and Harry Arter for a starting position.

“You want to play at the highest level possible and hopefully I can do that with Bournemouth.”