Trabzonspor director Haluk Sahin has told Sporx that Leeds United striker Caleb Ekuban wants to join the SuperLig side on a permanent basis – and talks have been scheduled for the end of the season.
The 25-year-old has been in excellent form for Trabzonspor. After a difficult first season at Leeds where he only scored two goals in 22 outings, Ekuban has proved much more effective in the final third this time around.
Playing on both wings, in the 10 role and up front, Ekuban has scored seven goals and created three more. He is one of the first names on the team sheet at the Turkish side.
His form has even enticed national team Ghana. Ekuban was given his first two caps for Ghana over the past week, and scored against Kenya and Mauritania. Sahin spoke on Ekuban’s future.
“We will sit and talk with him at the end of the season,” Sahin said. “Ekuban is a very reliable, dedicated, heartless player. He wants to continue his journey with us beyond the summer.”
Turkish outlet Miliyet have claimed that Ekuban has a permanent clause that includes a £900,000 clause to make a move permanent. Right now, that figure is an absolute bargain.
Leeds really should try and convince the Italian-born attacker to remain at Elland Road, and look to shine once again with his confidence reinstated. But the likelihood is that Ekuban will remain in Turkey.