Sources: Leeds player to quit after agreeing £13,000-a-week deal with new club
Caleb Ekuban is quitting Leeds United after agreeing a £13,000-a-week deal with Trabzonspor, Football Insider understands.
The striker, 25, is on the verge of sealing an £860,000 permanent transfer after spending the season on loan at the Turkish club.
A source close to the player has told Football Insider that he has accepted the offer of a three-year deal worth £2million in total.
It comes after Marcelo Bielsa gave the green light for Ekuban to make his temporary move a full-time one after he failed to be convinced the forward could make an impact for the United team.
Ekuban joined Leeds from Serie B side Chievo in the summer of 2017 amid a wave of new arrivals at Elland Road following Andrea Radrizzani’s takeover.
His debut campaign was disrupted by two serious foot injuries but he scored just two goals from 21 matches despite a run of games as the first-choice forward.
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He is set to be the first of a number of senior-player exits this summer, with Samuel Saiz also expected to complete a move back to Spain in the coming weeks.
In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that the club have been told it will cost £6.2million to seal attacker deal as talks set to begin.