The agent of on-loan Leeds United striker Caleb Ekuban has said that the player is enjoying life with Trabzonspor in Turkey and will look to make the move permanent this summer, according to a report published by Tuttomercatoweb.
The 25-year-old centre forward arrived at Elland Road during the summer of 2017. He never really proved himself at Leeds and boasts a record of having scored just one goal from 20 Championship appearances.
Ekuban is in all probability already deemed surplus to requirements at the Yorkshire outfit.
The Leeds striker’s international record looks more promising as he currently boasts two goals from two games for Ghana.
Ekuban has fared better in the Turkish Super Lig this season and has so far managed to score eight goals from 30 matches in all competitions. His stats though are not prolific and will certainly not convince Marcelo Bielsa to consider bringing him back to Yorkshire next summer.
If Leeds do end up selling Ekuban, they will probably get a sum of money in the region of £1 million. A move will suit both club and player.
The Whites are aiming to secure promotion to the Premier League and if they do, they will need to secure more players, ideally some who already have top-flight experience. The funds gained from a sale could be used towards bolstering the squad this summer.
Leeds striker Ekuban is clearly not wanted at Elland Road and a permanent move will give him more game time and stability as he looks to carry on winning international selection in the future.
The player’s agent Graziano Battistini has explained that a move away from Leeds may happen this summer.
“He is doing very well at Trabzonspor, he has a great chance of being able to play the African Cup, he has an important potential and is demonstrating it,” he said.
“Trabzonspor will buy him from Leeds, he’s footballer ready for big stages. His moment is coming.”