Ekuban left Leeds in the summer to join Trabzonspor until the end of the season.
Caleb Ekuban has seemingly rediscovered his shooting boots in Turkey after scoring a brace for Trabzonspor on Wednesday night. It begs the question, are Leeds United going to regret inserting a permanent clause?
The 25-year-old powerhouse scored two goals for Trabzonspor in a 5-0 Turkish Cup win over Sivas Belediye on Wednesday night, helping his side progress into the sixth round of the competition.
Ekuban now has five goals in 14 appearances for Trabzonspor, including a goal on his debut against Leeds’ rivals Galatasaray in a 4-0 win.
Following the confirmation of his loan spell to Trabzonzpor in the summer, Turkish outlet Miliyet reported that the SuperLig outfit have the option of signing Ekuban for a bargain £900,000 at the end of the loan.
With four goals in five December matches, Ekuban is on fire and is one of the most in-form players at Trabzonspor. For just £900,000, he is an absolute bargain.
It remains to be seen if Trabzonspor want to activate that clause at the end of the season, but if they do, then surely Leeds have got rid of a player for a bargain fee that could have attracted a much bigger fee?
Indeed, the form Ekuban is showing is much more than a transfer fee of £900,000 attracts these days – especially when it comes to a striker.
So if the reported clause is indeed true and Trabzonspor sign Ekuban for the six-figure fee, Leeds will have shot themselves in the foot and the Turkish side will have picked up a bargain – as long as he keeps up his form.