Leeds United loanee Caleb Ekuban gets first ever Ghana call-up

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Leeds United at The Den on September 15, 2018 in London, England.

Caleb Ekuban scored just one Championship goal for Leeds United but he has impressed in the Turkish Super Lig with Trabzonspor.

Caleb Ekuban of Trabzonspor celebrates after scoring a goal during the Ziraat Turkish Cup round of 16 match between Trabzonspor and Balkesirspor Baltok at Medical Park Stadium in Trabzon,...

Caleb Ekuban has been handed his first ever call-up for the Ghana national team on the back of his impressive loan spell at Trabzonspor, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The 24-year-old was one of the more forgettable signings made by director of football Victor Orta since the summer of 2017. Ekuban arrived at Elland Road on the back of a prolific spell with Albanian outfit Partizani Tirana, but his debut season in English football saw him manage one goal in 20 Championship games.

 

As a result, Ekuban was deemed surplus to requirements once Marcelo Bielsa took over in West Yorkshire. He was loaned out to Turkish Super Lig outfit Trabzonspor in August.

Although he has scored a less than outstanding seven goals so far, Ekuban has established himself as a real fan favourite in Turkey, with his commendable work-rate and clear passion for the club winning over supporters.

Caleb Ekuban of Trabzonspor in action during Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Besiktas and Trabzonspor at the Vodafone Park in Istanbul, Turkey on December 16, 2018.

The YEP is now reporting that Ekuban has been called up by the Ghanaian national team for the first time ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Kenya later in March.

Miliyet reports that Trabzonspor can sign Ekuban for £1 million next summer and it seems they will take up this option.

Caleb Ekuban of Leeds United during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Leeds United and Port Vale at Elland Road on August 9, 2017 in Leeds, England.

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