Caleb Ekuban is set to join Trabzonspor on a three-year deal this summer, ending a two-year spell at Leeds United that didn’t go to plan. The 25-year-old has spent his final season on loan at Trabzonspor and the Super Lig club have triggered his buying option to turn the move permanent in July.
According to Fotomac, Trabzonspor will pay Leeds £860k for Ekuban and have agreed to pay the striker £0.65m-a-year/£12.5k-per-week in wages. The Ghanaian international contributed 11 goals in 33 games for the Turkish outfit, playing in all but two games this season.
Ekuban joined Leeds from Chievo Verona in 2017 and went on to make 21 appearances, scoring just two goals. He quickly fell out of favour at Elland Road and was loaned out last summer with a view to turning the deal permanent.
But while Trabzonspor are signing the striker on a three-year deal, reports say Ekuban could immediately return to Italy for a profit. Regardless, Leeds have avoided making a loss on the 25-year-old, having paid around £0.5m two years ago.
He spent the majority of his debut season at Elland Road sidelined with various injuries and became surplus to requirements after scoring just one Championship goal in 20 appearances.