Leeds United fans have been left shocked after Caleb Ekuban struck a Europa League hat-trick last night.
Ekuban left Leeds to join Trabzonspor on a permanent transfer in the summer, after a successful loan spell in Turkey last season.
Ekuban has wasted to time paying back the fee that Trabzonspor expended to get him off Leeds.
The Italian-born striker scored three times as his side beat AEK Athens in Greece.
And Leeds fans have been left stunned by what their former front-man did.
Caleb Ekuban hat trick tonight. I watched him tear Sunderland, Barnsley and a few other teams apart between his injuries for us a couple of seasons ago. I liked him, he was fast and direct but he fell right out of favour. He COULD be one we regret losing you know? #LUFC— jimbobalula (@jimbobalula1) August 22, 2019
Of course now caleb ekuban scores hat tricks in europa league qualifying..... #lufc— ᴇᴅ (@_edobrien) August 22, 2019
Caleb Ekuban has scored a hatrick against AEK Athens for Trabzonspor in the Europa League— Mikey Boxing & LUFC ⚽️ (@OleksandyrU) August 22, 2019
Ekuban joined Leeds in 2017, but rarely looked like a clinical finisher at Elland Road.
The 25-year-old only managed to score two goals for Leeds in 21 appearances, and often was very wasteful when given chances.
Leeds are still unlikely to feel that they made a bad decision by letting Ekuban go, as he never seemed to be a part of Marcelo Bielsa’s plans.
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