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Leeds linked with shock move to re-sign free agent O'Dea

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Could Leeds United re-sign Darren O'Dea, who has been training with Celtic?

Leeds United are being linked with a shock move to re-sign former defender Darren O'Dea.

The 27-year-old is currently a free agent, with The Star reporting he is on the radar of the Championship club.

O'Dea has been training with another of his former sides Celtic, to get fit after leaving Ukrainian club Metalurgs Donetsk in the summer.

Last month he was on trial at Blackpool, but has not been signed up, and while his former connection with Leeds makes a move in some way possible - there are numerous reasons why it should be a non-starter.

O'Dea was on loan with Leeds in 2011/12 from Celtic, but the club were not taken enough with him to sign him permanently, and he landed up signing with FC Toronto in MLS instead.

There will be questions over O'Dea's lack of match fitness, and why he still remains a free agents after all this time.

The club are also well covered in the left-back position. Stephen Warnock has been outstanding this season, while Liam Cooper and Gaetano Berardi have also shown they can deputise.

Talented youngster Charlie Taylor also is in the mix, and signing a player like O'Dea would further limit his opportunities.

While Leeds have a penchant for the unpredictable, and often going against what seems logical, we'd suggest they leave O'Dea to resume his career elsewhere.

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