Turkish outlet Sabah have claimed that Caleb Ekuban has now left Leeds United and joined Turkish side Trabzonspor on a permanent basis, after the SuperLig side activated the clause in his loan deal.
Ekuban, 25, has impressed on loan at the top-tier side, scoring eight goals and creating three more in 36 league and cup appearances. He has also shown versatility, playing up front, out wide and in the 10 role.
It has led to Trabzonspor opting to make the loan a permanent one, activating the clause in the loan deal. The fee is believed to be in the £890,000 region, or €1million.
Ekuban joined Leeds in the summer of 2017 from Italian side Chievo, but only scored two goals for Leeds in 21 league and cup appearances. Indeed, Marcelo Bielsa chose to loan him out, rather than keep him.
Now, it appears Ekuban is no longer a Leeds player. The report claims he has signed three-year deal, earning £13,000 a week.
Leeds may regret including such a small figure in the loan deal. Given that Ekuban was one of Trabzonspor’s best players in the top tier of Turkish football, he may now be worth a lot more than £890,000.
Indeed, Ekuban also broke his way into Ghana’s national side, scoring two goals in his first two caps. Previous reports have suggested that Trabzonspor could look to sell Ekuban and make a quick profit.