Leeds United striker Caleb Ekuban has told Haber61 that he wants to make his loan move to Turkish side Trabzonspor permanent, after settling in well at his new club.

Leeds United striker Caleb Ekuban has revealed that he wants to leave Elland Road on a permanent basis. The striker has enjoyed the first half of his loan spell with Turkish side Trabzonspor so far and is keen to stay with the Super Lig side beyond the end of his loan.

Ekuban was one of many players to make his way out of the club in the summer transfer window, as Marcelo Bielsa cleared the deadwood out of the squad ahead of the Championship season.

The Italy-born striker was sent on loan to the Turkish side after failing to make an impression at Elland Road in his first campaign in the Championship. In 21 appearances in all competitions, Ekuban scored just two goals, leaving him way down the pecking order upon the arrival of Bielsa.

However, he seems to have impressed during his time in Turkey. The 24-year-old has played 15 times for the Turkish outfit, scoring five goals along the way. He has not started a single league game so far, but seems to be having a positive impact off the bench.

Speaking to Haber61, the striker said:

“Coming here was the best decision in my life. The club wants to keep me. I also aim to stay.”

It would come as quite a surprise if Ekuban is seen playing for Leeds again. He would be behind Kemar Roofe, Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts in the pecking order if he returned. Bielsa’s arrival cast his Whites future into doubt after failing to impress in the previous campaign.


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