Lens added: "I have a Dutch friend, Gregory Nelson, who was playing at Metalurh
That's how I've ended up looking at these different opportunities in Ukraine with Metalurh
Donetsk, in Canada with Toronto and now with Mumbai in India.
His next port of call was Metalurh
Donetsk in the Ukrainian Premier League before ending last season with Blackpool.
Liverpool wanted the player, but found that his rights were split between Shakhtar and the player's former clubs Metalurh
and Shakhtar Donetsk, the same summer.
O'Dea has done his rehab with the Scottish champions, having torn up a two-year deal with Ukrainian side Metalurh
Donetsk after suffering the injury in a freak accident on a training run the night before his best friend's wedding in Cyprus in June.
The Irishman had his deal at Metalurh
Donetsk torn up due to rebel fighting in the region and has returned to the UK in search of a new club.
Their last game in the league ended in a 2-2 draw against Metalurh
Donetsk, with former Arsenal star Eduardo coming on from the bench to score the equaliser.
The Al Aweer club have also brought in Malian striker Dramane Traore, 31, from the Ukraine's Metalurh
Donetsk in place of Brazilian striker Andre Alves.
Drogba urged Blues boss Jose Mourinho to sign him from Ukrainian club Metalurh
Donetsk in 2005.
Ostensibly a central midfield, he has previously played for Pyunik Yerevan in his homeland and Metalurh
Donetsk in Ukraine, and helped Shakhtar reach the knockout stages of last season's Champions League.
The Elland Road side have been drawn to play Ukrainian minnows Metalurh
Zaporizhzhya and Leeds backers will be pleased to hear Terry Venables is giving the competition full respect.
Venables, who last ventured into Europe with Spurs in the 1991-92 season when they played in the old Cup Winners' Cup, first faces 'a step into the unknown' for Leeds' Uefa Cup first-round clash against Ukrainian unknowns FC Metalurh