Leeds United forward Caleb Ekuban has suggested he is looking to make his loan move to Trabzonspor a permanent one, describing the switch as the best move he has ever made.
The Whites attacker is with the Turkish outfit for the remainder of the season, and with his future at Elland Road looking bleak, it would make sense for him to join the Super Lig side should he get the chance.
Leeds are not awash with forwards in their ranks, although Marcelo Bielsa is expected to address that in this transfer window, but despite that the 24-year-old was still allowed to leave, which suggests his career with the Yorkshiremen is over.
Ekuban has been impressing in his time away from the Whites after a slow start. He has bagged two goals and an assist in the last four matches, and is beginning to build up to top speed.
The Leeds forward has opened up about his future, suggesting that he is eager to join the Turks permanently in the summer.
“This is the best decision I’ve ever made (joining Trabzonspor). I am currently on loan, but I want to continue at Trabzonspor. The club also want to keep me beyond this season. I want to stay, and I’m targeting that.” European media source Haber61 quote him as saying.
It is believed that the Turkish outfit can sign Ekuban for around €1 million, although that price might be a little beyond them, so there is a chance of them hoping to get Leeds to reduce it.
With the Whites fully focused on a return to the Premier League ahead of next season, it would appear they have outgrown Ekuban, so the natural move for all parties would be for the striker to make his switch to Trabzonspor a permanent one, regardless of the final fee.