Caleb Ekuban’s time at Elland Road can probably be best described as mixed.
The 24-year-old arrived at Leeds United from Chievo back in the summer of 2017, but despite some rating him highly, he largely struggled to adapt to the English game – certainly when it came to the striker finding the back of the net – as he only scored twice in 13 starting appearances and eight substitute showings.
The club and manager Marcelo Bielsa sanctioned a loan move to Turkish side Trabzonspor in August and although he’s yet to start a game for them – eleven substitute showings in the league – he’s already found the net three times and hit a brace in his Cup appearance.
Speaking to outlet Haber61 he’s clearly enjoying his spell at the club and he wants it to become a permanent deal as he seems to have little intention of returning to Leeds next summer.
“Coming here was the best decision in my life. The club wants to keep me. I also aim to stay.”
This wouldn’t exactly be a loss for Leeds given the options we have up top, especially when you factor in the youngsters who plenty want to see come through, so if the right fee can be agreed, we can easily give him his wish.