Leeds United have confirmed on their official website that a deal to send Caleb Ekuban to Turkish side Trabzonspor on a season-long loan deal has been completed.
The hard-working striker has struggled to make a lasting impression since signing for the Yorkshire side from Chievo Verona last summer, with injuries also taking their toll.
New Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa clearly feels Ekuban is surplus to requirements after the big-money capture of Patrick Bamford and the sublime early-season form of Kemar Roofe.
The 24-year-old will get a chance to get his career back on track in Turkey, where the Whites fans will hope that he is given an opportunity to play regularly.
Following the club’s announcement, the Leeds supporters have taken to Twitter to express their opinions on the move.
Most of the Elland Road faithful were complimentary about Ekuban and wished him the best of luck at Trabzonspor, while others were happy to see the back of him – here are the best tweets.
All the best clinical Celeb hope you have a cracking season and develop as a player maybe next season you might have a chance 😜 MOT 💙💛💙
— Lee Maspero (@Leemo_LUFC) August 29, 2018
A nice sentiment but apparently they have an option to buy so if he 'does a Klich' they will make the loan permanent.
— Mr Mark Musgrove (@MusgroveMr) August 29, 2018
Best of luck to Ekuban on his loan move.
— RyanC (@RyanLUFC92) August 29, 2018
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) August 29, 2018
Hope it goes well for Ekuban at Trabzonspor 👍 he seems like a genuinely nice lad, who has always worked his socks off #lufc
— Risdale's Goldfish (@yeboahsbigtoe) August 29, 2018
Good luck Caleb
— Aaron (@RoofeFinesse) August 29, 2018
Good movement, runs all day, poor finisher.
— Bucket and Klich Lover (@N4gativeA) August 29, 2018
Should maybe free up another £10-15k per week.
— A Bucket of Bielsa (@aclr1972) August 29, 2018
RIP my sweet prince you will be missed
— conall🍋 (@cdlufc) August 29, 2018
You just know he’s going to start banging goals in for fun now don’t you 🙄Trabzonspor confirm capture of Leeds United striker Caleb Ekuban https://t.co/NUhb2ARvWz
— marchingonintears (@marchingonintea) August 29, 2018