Caleb Ekuban has told Turkish outlet Fotospor that he will consider his future at the end of the season, after shining on loan at SuperLig side Trabzonspor from Leeds United.
The 24-year-old struggled at Leeds last season, managing just two goals in 21 appearances for the Whites since his move from Serie A side Chievo. This season, Ekuban has completely stepped up his form.
The Italian-born Ghanaian has scored seven goals and created three more in 28 games. He provided the assist in Saturday’s 1-0 win over BB Erzurumspor, and has been called up to Ghana’s national side for the first time.
Ekuban, who remains on loan at Trabzonspor from Leeds, was asked about his future with fans keen to see him remain in Turkey. He responded, by stating that it is an issue to be sorted this summer.
“My goal until the end of the season is to play as much as I can,” Ekuban said. “At the end of the season I will look at the situation.”
Ekuban has a clause in his loan deal with Trabzonspor, according to Turkish outlet Miliyet, that will see Ekuban leave permanently for just £900,000 – if Trabzonspor are willing to pay that.
A bargain for a player that has had a hand in 10 goals and played out wide, in the 10 role and up front. But Leeds may be looking at his form – and indeed his Ghana call-up – and consider whether he was worth another go.
That perhaps could depend on whether Leeds gain promotion to the Premier League, or remain in the Championship.