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Ekuban's agent talks up striker's quality amid Afcon and Trabzonspor transfer reports

14:23 BST 17/04/2019
Caleb Ekuban Trabzonspor
The representative of the 25-year-old speaks about the future of the centre-forward

The agent of Trabzonspor and Ghana international Caleb Ekuban says the striker is 'ready for the big stage' amid talks about his potential involvement in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations finals and a permanent move from English side Leeds United.

After a frustrating 2017-18 season in the English Championship, the 25-year-old attacker has seemingly rediscovered his form on loan with the Turkish side, having registered eight goals in all competitions so far. 

At international level, the Italian-born player has two goals in as many appearances for Ghana, putting himself in a great position to make the Black Stars' final squad for the Afcon finals in Egypt in June and July.

“He [Ekuban] is doing very well at Trabzonspor," Graziano Battistini said, as reported by Tuttomercatoweb

"He has a great chance of being able to play the Africa Cup.

"He has an important potential and is demonstrating it.

“Trabzonspor will buy him from Leeds.

"He’s footballer ready for big stages. His moment is coming.”

Ekuban has become the subject of transfer speculation as Trabzonspor are reportedly keen to make his move permanent, while various Italian clubs have expressed interest in him. 

His parent club Leeds are also reportedly considering giving the striker another opportunity to prove himself at Elland Road, following his recent resurgence.

Ekuban's Ghana have been drawn in Group F at the Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off on June 21 in Egypt.

The Black Stars will begin their Afcon campaign against Benin, before meeting Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau as they look to reach the knockout stages.