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‘Ekuban not good enough to play for Leeds’ – Ex-player Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United player Noel Whelan has descended heavily on Ghanaian international Caleb Ekuban describing him as ‘not good enough’ to fit into Marcelo Bielsa’s team for next season.

Ekuban, 25, signed a four-year deal for Leeds from Italian side Cheivo Verona in 2017, but struggled to do the needful act for which he was purchased for.

He was however shipped on-loan to join Turkish club Trabzonspor last season, and looked to have found his rhythm after scoring eight goals in 24 appearances in all competitions.

Whelan believes the Ghanaian performance does not fit into the club’s scheme of work for next season, as they are bent on replacing him with better options.

“He’s not good enough to play for Leeds, we saw that last season,” Whelan claimed, as reported by Vital Leeds.

“He is surplus to requirements as we need a better quality of player.

“We don’t need him and I’m sure we will be pleased to get him off the wage bill.”

With situation surrounding his return to the club looking bleak, Ekuban and his manager, according to reports, are believed to be negotiating a deal for a permanent stay with the Turkish club after his loan expiration.

By: Kofi Amoah

Twitter: @milikykophy

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