Trabzonspor are poised to trigger the purchase option attached to Caleb Ekuban’s season-long deal from Leeds United.
Ekuban, who was deemed surplus to requirements at Elland Road after the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa, has earned himself a new lease of life in Turkey with Trabzonspor.
The 25-year-old has scored eight goals and notched up three assists for his team-mates in all competitions this term after making 32 appearances under the guidance of Unal Karaman.
And according to Turkish daily Takvim, Trabzonspor are now imminently preparing to trigger the purchase option attached to Ekuban’s contract after being satisfied with his performances.
The Turkish Super Lig outfit will have to spend €1m to activate the purchase option attached to Ekuban’s contract in their move to snare him away from Elland Road.
Despite their interest in signing Ekuban permanently, Trabzonspor could opt to cash-in on him, shortly after signing him permanently, if the right bids arrive on their table.
As such, it remains to be seen whether Ekuban will continue to ply his trade in Turkey even after signing permanently for Trabzonspor.
Leeds were offered just €200,000 from Trabzonspor as loan fee for Ekuban last summer.
The forward has earned two caps at senior level for Ghana since making his debut in March.