A look at Caleb Ekuban's eventful season since sealing Leeds exit

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...

Leeds United sold Caleb Ekuban this summer.

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...

This summer Caleb Ekuban sealed his permanent exit form Leeds United two years after joining the club.

Ekuban spent one of his years at Leeds, struggling to score under Thomas Christiansen and Paul Heckingbottom, netting two goals in 21 games.

 

Converting his prolific form from Albanian club FK Partizani where he netted 18 goals was always going to be a tough ask and the step up to the English Championship proved too steep.

Ekuban had a little more success on loan at Trabzonspor in Turkey last season out on loan, netting eight goals.

It was not enough to make Leeds feel they made a mistake not giving him another chance, and it was enough for Trabzonspor to want to sign Ekuban permanently. Win win all round.

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.

Eventful 2019/20

Since leaving Leeds, Ekuban has had a very eventful start to the season, one which has now ground to a temporary halt for him.

He began superbly, and he is already well on route to eclipsing his goal tally of eight from last season.

Ekuban has scored five goals in seven games to start the season, including a hat-trick against AEK Athens in the Europa League qualifiers.

The Ghanaian international was in a spell of his best form since 2016/17, and unfortunately, injury struck.

Ekuban suffered a fractured toe and has had to spend the past month on the sidelines. He is not expected back until November.

This was cruel luck for him, but at least he has something to build on upon his return.

He is getting his confidence back and he is well on course to reach double figures this season and then some.

Trabzonspor sit third in the Turkish Super Lig, and returning to a team flying high will help his chance of success. 

Caleb Ekuban (L) of Trabzonspor in action against Ceyhun Gulselam of Aytemiz Alanyaspor during Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Trabzonspor and Aytemiz Alanyaspor at Medical Park...

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