Leeds United’s Caleb Ekuban would be open to a permanent move away from Elland Road in the summer one his loan spell with Trabzonspor comes to an end.
Fotomac, a Turkish publication, is reporting that the 24-year-old ‘would love’ to sign for the Super Lig side on a full-time basis.
Since arriving in Turkey, the forward has made 22 appearances in league and cup, scoring seven times and registering one assist.
Ekuban featured fairly regularly for Leeds last season but found life tough under Marcelo Bielsa who banished the striker to the Turkish league.
Last week, Fotomac reported that Trabzonspor are keen to activate the loan agreement clause to make the move permanent.
And following a slow start, Ekuban has become a mainstay in the first-team and has admitted he would be happy to depart the Championship in favour of a move to his temporary team.
The 24-year-old said: “I would love to continue with the club. I see my performance at 60% at the moment, because I’m slowly getting used to it.
“I’d be very happy if Trabzonspor want to hold discussions with me at the end of the season because I am very happy in Trabzon and it feels so good to be in this team.
“To emphasise my priority is always to work hard and do my job properly.”
This to me, is inevitable really, he doesn’t fit into Marcelo Bielsa’s plans, and if there is a free in the loan agreement, it basically nailed the final coffin in Ekuban’s Leeds career before he even left the club.
Having done well in Turkey, it would be no surprise to see the 24-year-old depart Elland Road on for good and take up a role with Trabzonspor on a full-time basis.
It would be a move that works out for all parties involved.