Leeds striker Caleb Ekuban names the club he wants to join

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa  during the Sky Bet Championship match between  City and Leeds United at Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Caleb Ekuban managed just one Championship goal in a forgettable season at Leeds United but he's 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,...

Leeds United striker Caleb Ekuban has admitted that he wants to stay at loan club Trabzonspor this summer despite reports linking him with a move to Italy, as reported by Sabah.

Ekuban has scored eight goals for the Turkish Super Lig outfit since joining on a one-year deal last summer, finding his shooting boots again after a forgettable debut season at Elland Road.

And Takvim reported last week that three Italian clubs were keen to sign the Ghana international a permanent basis, the 24-year-old having joined Leeds from Chievo Verona in the summer of 2017.


But, speaking to Sabah, Ekuban has confirmed that he is loving life at Trabzonspor and it seems that his priority is earning a contract with the Super Lig side.

“Of course I would like to stay,” he said.

“My first choice is Trabzonspor.”

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...

Fortunately for Ekuban, Takvim points out that Trabzonspor are set to take up their option to sign the striker on a permanent basis for a bargain fee of around £1 million.

In hindsight, maybe Leeds made a mistake agreeing to let him go for such a cut-price fee. The report adds that Trabzonspor believe Ekuban is worth closer to £9 million.

Caleb Ekuban (18) of Trabzonspor in action against Trezeguet (7) of Kasimpasa during Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Kasimpasa and Trabzonspor at  Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium in...

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