Vancouver Whitecaps sign ex-Leeds, Newcastle defender Andy O'Brien

Vancouver Whitecaps have clinched a deal for Leeds United defender Andy O'Brien.

Vancouver Whitecaps have clinched a deal for Leeds United defender Andy O'Brien.

The 33-year-old ex-Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers stopper has now agreed a deal with Vancouver and the former Republic of Ireland international is looking forward to a new start.

"I'm very grateful for the opportunity given to me by Vancouver Whitecaps FC," O'Brien told the Whitecaps' official website.

"I appreciate the hard work that's been put in by Vancouver, given the short period of time there was to get this deal done.

"I've had the opportunity to look around the city, which is fantastic, and I'm really looking forward to contributing on and off the pitch."

Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie said: "Andy is an experienced centre-half, who is good in the air and comfortable on the ball.

"He has spent several years in the English Premier League and with some of England's best-known clubs. Andy also had the privilege of being at a World Cup.

"We're delighted to add a defender of Andy's experience to our squad."

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