Leeds United's Caleb Ekuban makes his future plans clear

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road during the Pre Season Friendly match between Leeds United and Everton at Elland Road on August 1, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Championship table-toppers Leeds United sent striker Caleb Ekuban out on loan to the Turkish Super Lig with Trabzonspor in the summer transfer window.

Caleb Ekuban of Trabzonspor gestures during a friendly match between Trabzonspor and ADO Den Haag in Antalya, Turkey on January 8, 2019.

Caleb Ekuban was one of a number of players who bid farewell to Leeds United in the summer.

Just one year after arriving at Elland Road from Albanian football, the Ghana striker was heading to Turkey, joining Trabzonspor on a season-long loan deal.

And he has already scored more goals in the Super Lig than he managed in an entire season at Elland Road. Despite not starting a single one of his 12 league appearances, Ekuban has still hit the back of the net three times, and also fired home a brace in the 5-0 thrashing of Sivas Belediye Spor in the Cup recently.

 

Speaking to Haber61, Ekuban has admitted he would jump at the chance to sign for Trabzonspor permanently, suggesting that a return to Leeds is not exactly on the cards.

"Coming here was the best decision in my life,” Ekuban said. “The club wants to keep me. I also aim to stay.”

Tyias Browning of Sunderland (L) takes on Caleb Ekuban of Leeds during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Leeds United at Stadium of Light on August 19, 2017 in...

Ekuban proved to be one of Victor Orta’s strangest signings since the Spaniard was named the club’s director of football in 2017, scoring just once in 20 Championship games.

Now, with Kemar Roofe, Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts all at the disposal of Marcelo Bielsa, do not expect to see Ekuban wearing the famous white shirt again.

Caleb Ekuban (18) of Trabzonspor celebrates after scoring a goal during Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Kayserispor and Trabzonspor at the Kadir Has Stadium in Kayseri, Turkey on...

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