Trabzonspor president: We'll only ofload Ekuban for £10 million

Author: Peter Sarbah
Caleb Ekuban
Caleb Ekuban

 Turkish club Trabzonspor says they would consider releasing Ghanaian striker, Caleb Ekuban to Leeds United only when they table an offer of £10 million.

The 25-year-old Italy-born Ghana international is on a season long loan spell with the Turkish Super Lig outfit with an option of making the deal permanent during the summer.

After his impressive outing, the club is now ready to make the deal permanent and this was confirmed by the club president, Ahmet Agaoglu who said the services of the player would be secured.

Ekuban who was handed his first international call up by Coach Kwesi Appiah during Ghana’s final AFCON qualifier against Kenya has been capped twice and scored two goals.

Agaoglu said the former Chievo Verona man would be given a permanent deal and should Leeds United express interest in the player then the Championship side should be ready to cough out £10 million.

“We have an option to buy Ekuban until May 31,” Agoaglu told NTV Spor. “We will renew our contract with Ekuban. If Leeds United give us £10 million, then we will re-think the situation.”

The striker has made 21 appearances so far, nine of which he started and came on as a substitute in the other 12 in the Super Lig for Trabzonspor out of which he has scored four goals and provided two assists.