Report: Leeds United flop Caleb Ekuban targeted by three Italian sides

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa walks to the dug out during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Swansea City at Elland Road on February 13, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Caleb Ekuban's forgettable spell in the Championship with Leeds United saw him loaned out to Turkish Super Lig outfit Trabzonspor by Marcelo Bielsa.

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...

Up to three Italian clubs are interested in signing Leeds United’s forgotten man Caleb Ekuban this summer, as reported by Takvim.

Ekuban is currently enjoying a temporary spell with Trabzonspor and it seems that a loan move to Turkey is the best thing that could have happened to him.


The striker’s reputation had taken a battering during an awful debut season with Leeds, where he scored just a single Championship goal.

But Ekuban has got his career back on track in Trabzon, scoring seven times while also capping his long-awaited Ghana debut by notching the winner against Kenya in March.

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.

Takvim reports that Trabzonspor are planning to take up their option to sign the 24-year-old permanently for around £1 million. Though it is claimed that three clubs in Italy would be interested in handing the Super Lig side an immediate profit for a player they believe is worth £9 million in today’s market.

The identity of these clubs is unknown but it seems that a return to Serie A could be on the cards for a player Leeds signed from Chievo Verona in the summer of 2017.

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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