It is being reported in Albania that Caleb Ekuban might be headed there to play for Flamurtari Vlore. Ekuban played at FK Partizani Tirana in Albania before his transfer to Leeds United last summer, and it’s not surprising that he would be looked at for a return.
Ekuban, who had been on the books of Chievo Verona in Serie A, had spent most of his career out on loan. And while his goal scoring record was never very impressive, he seemed to catch fire while at FK Partizani, scoring 17 goals in 34 league appearances.
According to an Albanian sports newspaper Ekuban is going on loan to Flamurtari team in Albania.#lufc— Tani (@jenslufc) August 20, 2018
However, despite this performance, he was unable to translate those numbers to the Championship, where he struggled last year for Leeds. He scored only one goal in 20 appearances for Leeds, and missed a number of chances that you would have expected a striker at the level of the Championship to bury with ease.
He also suffered a broken foot in his debut for Leeds, against Sunderland, and suffered another fracture of the same foot after coming back.
Perhaps it’s for the best that Ekuban is headed away from Elland Road. It was obvious that he wasn’t in this season’s plans for new Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa, and instead of sitting around, the 24 year-old can head back to a league where he seemed to flourish.