Darren O'Dea says TFC extension offer simply 'wasn't acceptable'

Darren O'Dea of Toronto FC battles Darren Mattocks of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC earlier this...

Darren O'Dea of Toronto FC battles Darren Mattocks of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC earlier this season. (AFP)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:52 PM ET

True to form, former Toronto FC captain Darren O'Dea has stepped to the mic one final time to sort through his unexpected midseason exit this week.

In a Toronto Sun exclusive Thursday night, the 26-year-old Irish International spoke from Ukraine shortly after confirming a lucrative deal with Metalurh Donetsk -- a contract that brought the discussion surrounding O'Dea's exit full circle a week after his stunning departure hours before a match in Kansas City.

"(TFC) wanted me to be around for a number of years," O'Dea told the Sun. "But obviously, the contract I was on in relevance to the salary cap didn't fit."

 


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