Trabzonspor have reached an agreement in principle with Leeds striker Caleb Ekuban, according to a report.
Turkish outlet Sporx claimed that the striker jetted into Turkey after the two clubs reached an agreement in principle over a deal for the 24-year-old.
They made the claim on their official Twitter page on Monday night and added a picture of the striker arriving at Trabzon airport.
Trabzonspor, Gana as?ll? ?talyan forvet Caleb Ekuban'? Trabzon'a getirdi. Bordo-mavili kulübün prensipte anla?maya vard??? 24 ya??ndaki oyuncu, Trabzon Havaliman?'nda kulüp yetkilileri taraf?ndan kar??land?. pic.twitter.com/z3nXQhdLHL
— Sporx (@sporx) August 27, 2018
Good move for Leeds?
It just didn’t work out for Caleb Ekuban at Leeds after his £500k transfer from Chievo Verona last summer. He scored just two goals in 21 league appearances, and came in for lots of criticism from fans. It seems that new manager Marcelo Bielsa agrees with them and made it clear that Ekuban was surplus to requirements. Now it looks like he’s on the verge of making a late summer move to Turkish club Trabzonspor. There’s no word of whether it’s a permanent deal or not but we’d think that Leeds would want to get rid of the player permanently. He’s still got three years left on his contract and if Leeds could get anywhere near the £500k back they’d have pulled off a blinding bit of business.
This is Futbol rating: 7/10
Likely to happen?
With an agreement in principle and the player currently with the club, presumably for his medical, this one looks like it’s all but done. Ekuban’s transfer could be confirmed as early as today and then all eyes will turn to incomings, with Leeds reported to be hot on the heels of an attacking midfielder from the Premier League who can cover for Samu Saiz. That should be the last player that Bielsa brings in before the summer window shuts at the end of the week. Ekuban might not be the only exit though.
This is Futbol rating: 9/10