Is Caleb Ekuban move under threat as Leeds loanee suffers miserable run?

Marcelo Bielsa, manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on December 08, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Championship title chasers Leeds United sent Caleb Ekuban on loan to Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor in the summer transfer window.

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...

It seemed that Leeds United were guaranteed to receive a £1 million windfall in the summer.

Caleb Ekuban is on loan at Turkish Super Lig outfit Trabzonspor and, according to Milliyet, that is how much they will have to pay if they want to sign the Ghana striker permanently. A few weeks ago, this looked a certainty.

 

Ekuban had impressed over in Eastern Europe. And, speaking to Fotomac, he admitted that he would jump at the chance to sever ties with Leeds if the opportunity arose.

"I would love to continue with this club," Ekuban said.

"I will be happy if Trabzonspor call me to discuss a permanent deal at the end of the season because I am very happy here.”

New signing of Trabzonspor Caleb Ekuban (C) arrives at Trabzon International Airport in Trabzon, Turkey on August 27, 2018.

Unfortunately for Ekuban, and perhaps Leeds themselves, the forward’s form has dried up dramatically. With the summer transfer window now just a few months away, the former Partizani striker has failed to score in his last eight games in league and cup.

He could hardly have picked a worse time to misplace his shooting boots. Ekuban might be keen to stay but why would Trabzonspor be willing to spent a seven-figure sum on a player who is in danger of ending the season on a miserable run?

A £1 million windfall would be welcome in West Yorkshire, however, so Leeds will be cheering on Ekuban from Elland Road.

Caleb Ekuban (18) of Trabzonspor celebrates after scoring a goal with his team mates during Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Kayserispor and Trabzonspor at the Kadir Has Stadium in...

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