Eunan O’Kane joined Leeds United from Bournemouth in the summer transfer window.
The Championship outfit signed O’Kane from Premier League side Bournemouth in the summer transfer window.
Monk has explained his decision to recruit the 26-year-old Republic of Ireland international midfielder.
The Leeds head coach has outlined O’Kane’s experience of winning promotion from the Championship with Bournemouth as an important factor in his decision.
The former Swansea City manager has also said that the midfielder will enhance the quality of the Leeds squad.
“Eunan is a really good signing,” Monk told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “He’s already got experience of promotion from this league and he’s a very good player in his own right.
“He’ll add massive quality to what we do. We can’t rely on guys with zero experience to play 40, 50 games. It’s not fair on them.”
O’Kane has arrived at Elland Road with a strong reputation, despite failing to make a huge impact in the Premier League.
The former Torquay United midfielder knows the Championship well, and his experience and quality will be important for Leeds as the season progresses.
The midfielder featured in 37 Championship matches for the Cherries during the 2013-14 season.
In 2014-15, O’Kane made 11 league appearances for Bournemouth, while last season, the 26-year-old was able to play 16 times in the Premier League.