Leeds United are reportedly in extensive talks with Feyenoord over a summer move for Everton target Luis Sinisterra.
According to Telegraaf, Leeds United are in pole position to sign Luis Sinisterra. The Premier League outfit have been tracking the progress of the Feyenoord attacker for quite some time and are in extensive talks with the two parties, over the player’s potential move to Elland Road in the summer.
Leeds United are expected to earn up to €70 million through the sale of Raphinha. The Brazilian international is set to leave Elland Road, with Tottenham, Chelsea and Barcelona among the clubs interested in securing his services. Leeds are expected to utilise much of that outlay on Sinisterra.
Formerly of Once Caldas, in his native Colombia, Sinisterra has established himself as a fine goalscorer during his time at Feyenoord. During his ongoing four-year spell at the club, he has been involved in 64 goals in 113 competitive appearances, with the forward notably netting 12 league goals this past season.
These are exciting numbers for a left-winger who relies heavily on his pace and movements to bamboozle the opposition. Sinisterra’s performances have not gone unnoticed either, with Leeds United more than prepared to fork out €20 million for his services this summer.
Leeds are closing on Luís Sinisterra deal as new winger, confirmed – full agreement on personal terms and now talks progressing to complete the deal with Feyenoord. 🚨⚪️ #LUFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 4, 2022
Sinisterra has been identified as an ideal replacement for Raphinha due to his trickery and dynamism out wide. His ability to offer the goalscoring spark upfront should make him even more successful at Elland Road, as Leeds eye a mid-table finish in the league next season.
However, the Whites are set to face stiff competition from Everton in the pursuit of the Colombian international. The Toffees are looking for a wide attacker this summer after losing Richarlison to Tottenham Hotspur. With €60 million in the bag, coach Frank Lampard are ready to spend big on a new forward.
Everton have been linked with a move for Spurs outcast Steven Bergwijn, but coach Lampard could certainly fancy a move for Sinisterra. The Feyenoord starlet has enjoyed immense success in the Eredivisie and may have what it takes to thrive in the Premier League, unlike Bergwijn, who has struggled to settle into the rigours of the English top flight.
Leeds United, though, remain the favourite to sign the Feyenoord star after agreeing to personal terms with him, as per Fabrizio Romano. The Colombian international will be delighted with the prospect of replacing Raphinha at Elland Road and becoming a part of the club’s new era under Jesse Marsch.