Caleb Ekuban's remarkable reported price tag highlights Leeds United error

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.

Caleb Ekuban scored just one Championship goal for Leeds United but has impressed in Turkey with Trabzonspor.

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.

Trabzonspor could make a big profit on Caleb Ekuban when they sign the striker from Leeds United this summer, as reported by Sabah.

Ekuban is currently on loan in the Turkish top flight after failing to impress at Elland Road, notching just a single Championship strike during his one and only season in West Yorkshire.

 

The Ghanaian has found goals easier to come by at Trabzonspor, however, finding the target seven times in all competitions to earn himself fans’ favourite status at the Turkish club. As a result, they are expected to seize their chance to sign Ekuban permanently for a fee of around £1 million.

And, according to Sabah, Trabzonspor believe that the former Chievo Verona striker is worth far more than £1 million in today’s market.

Caleb Ekuban (front) 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...

The report claims that they will demand £9 million from any club who wants to sign Ekuban in the summer, meaning they could earn a significant profit on a player who was scoring goals at a remarkable rate in Albania two years ago.

Leeds appear to have backed themselves into a corner by allowing Trabzonspor an option to buy Ekuban at the end of this season. With the benefit of hindsight, it might have been a better idea to bring Ekuban back to Elland Road and try and sell him on themselves rather than giving Trabzonspor control over the striker's destiny.

Caleb Ansah Ekuban of Leeds United FC greets fans during the Leeds United FC and Myanmar National League All Star football match at Thuwana football staduim in Yangon on May 9, 2018. -...

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch