Caleb Ekuban in talks to switch Leeds for Trabzonspor

Leeds United misfit Caleb Ekuban is in talks with Turkish side Trabzonspor over a transfer away from Elland Road, according to Fotomac.

What’s the word?

Forgotten Leeds United forward Caleb Ekuban could be handed an escape route out of Elland Road this week by Turkish side Trabzonspor, who Fotomac state have opened discussions regarding a move for the 24-year-old.

Ekuban is surplus to requirements in Marcelo Bielsa’s squad and will be allowed to leave this month, though he has just a few days left to seal a transfer before the European window slams shut at the end of the week.

Arriving in 2017, Ekuban managed just one goal in 20 Championship appearances last season and has been overlooked by Bielsa following the arrival of the experienced manager a few months ago – and it is extremely unlikely he will force his way back into contention.

A good move?

Following a frankly disastrous stint at Leeds, Ekuban needs a transfer to get his career back on track and a move to Turkey to Trabzonspor could be exactly what the 24-year-old needs to provide some much-needed spark into his game.

Leeds will also be keen to offload the striker they signed from Chievo in 2017 given his frustrating displays and a permanent sale would be a superb deal for the Peacocks, as Ekuban still has plenty of time to run on his contract with TransferMarkt stating he is tied down until 2021.

While Leeds are unlikely to earn a significant sum for the sale of the uncapped Ghanian, it would be wise to accept whatever offer arrives from Turkey.