Rangers are reportedly interested in signing Trabzonspor striker Caleb Ekuban ahead of the summer window as Steven Gerrard looks to add firepower to his side – and Leeds United fans have responded on Twitter.
Turkish outlet Fotospor have claimed that Rangers are rivalling Lazio for Ekuban, 25, as the Ghana international continues to shine for SuperLig leaders Trabzonspor. Despite a lengthy injury this season, he has had a hand in 14 goals during 24 games.
The report claims Rangers are interested in landing Ekuban, who has scored four goals in five Europa League matches this season. It is believed Trabzonspor want as much as £8.8million for Ekuban this summer, given he has a contract until 2022.
However, Ekuban has only come into form since moving on loan to Trabzonspor in the summer of 2018 from Leeds. The Whites bought Ekuban from Italian side Chievo, the same team teenage goalkeeper Elia Caprile left to join Leeds in January.
During his spell at Leeds, Ekuban struggled. He scored just two goals in 21 games for The Whites, suffering a number of injuries during his time under Thomas Christiansen and Paul Heckingbottom.
Leeds fans reacted in shock that Ekuban could be on his way to Rangers for a sizeable fee, while some believe it could be a good move for the striker.
Good move for him. I liked Ekuban. Looked like he had potential. Just never really looked like a goal scorer.
He’ll probably bag for in Scotland though
— ⚽️ (@The_Ayling_Flop) March 12, 2020
He scored two goals in the last 3 matches but still barn door Caleb for me
— Doc (@333doc1) March 12, 2020
I always felt he had potential, just wasn’t given time to settle.
— Jezaldinho (@Jezaldinho) March 12, 2020
Loved his physic og technique, and still feel he can be a real player – especially under Bielsa. But that will never happen. Hope he scores for fun if he goes to Scotland.
— Are Mathisen (@AreMatta) March 12, 2020
I always wonder if he’d have been decent under Bielsa
— Luke Rhodes (@1LukeRhodes) March 12, 2020
Same with Grot. Both naturally athletic so would cope with the pressing side of the game – technically there was improvement needed but I feel like they would’ve both progressed well, especially Grot being younger.
— Matty Ingham (@matty_ingham17) March 12, 2020
Made out of biscuits
— Matt Ski (@dzialowskimatt) March 12, 2020