Currently 26 years of age, Ekuban was born in Villafranca di Verona, Italy in 1994, but is of Ghanian descent. The striker started his career in Italy with Mantova Youth before moving to Chievo Verona. Although moving up the ranks – playing for their U17 and U19 sides – he was sent out on loan to Südtirol, Lumezzane, Renate, and FK Partizani before being sold to Leeds in 2017. After just one season, however, he was loaned to Trabzonspor; he was purchased outright by the Turkish side this past summer. Since 2018, the forward has scored 16 goals in 60 appearances.
Although Ekuban opted to play for Ghana, he has an Italian passport; something that could allow for an easier transfer if it is to occur. Trabzonspor values the player at around €8 million; although this is not a hefty price, for a player with an average track record, this seems difficult to imagine. This is further proven by the fact that Felipe Caicedo is already a proven substitute for Ciro Immobile or Joaquin Correa, in addition to the player having little UEFA Champions League experience.