Leeds Confirm 4th Signing of the Summer With Capture of Caleb Ekuban From Chievo

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Leeds United have announced their fourth signing of the transfer window after putting pen to paper on a undisclosed fee for Chievo Verona striker Caleb Ekuban.


As announced by​ BBC Sport, the 23-year-old will join up with his new team mates at Elland Road on a four-year deal after rising through the ranks at Chievo.

The signing has been made in time for the well-travelled forward to take part in the pre-season tour, which the Peacocks will leave for later this week. Ekuban will join recent signings Mateusz Klich and Felix Wiedwald who signed from FC Twente and Werder Bremen respectively.


Former Newcastle midfielder Vurnon Anita also made the move to Leeds on a three-year contract after being released by Spanish manager Rafa Benitez. The Whites narrowly missed out on a play-off place after finishing five points below Fulham last season.

With the departure of Gary Monk who left to take charge of Middlesbrough, former Spanish international Thomas Christiansen has moved quickly this summer to bolster the club in another charge to gain promotion to the Premier League.

Ekuban spent last season on loan in Albania with FK Partizani, where he notched 17 goals in 34 appearances. Signed to Chievo in 2012, the Italian of Ghanaian descent has failed to break into the first team with similar unsuccessful loan spells at Renate, Lumezzane and Sudtirol.

As an unproven quantity, he may not be the goal scorer Leeds fan will hope for to fire them to promotion. It may be left on the shoulders of New Zealand international Chris Wood to lead the line, as Ekuban adjusts to English football.



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