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.”
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.
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