The Lowdown: Sixth summer signing
The Whites announced a deal for Sinisterra on Thursday, with the 23-year-old becoming the sixth summer signing at Elland Road.
The Colombian has signed a five-year deal in Yorkshire and has reportedly cost the club £21m. He arrives at Leeds after contributing to 37 goals in 49 games in all competitions last season and has been named in the squad to fly to Australia for the pre-season tour.
The Latest: Whelan reacts
Whelan spoke to Football Insider to give his thoughts on Sinisterra following the move. He labelled the forward a ‘really exciting’ player and a ‘mouth-watering prospect’, believing that he will quickly become a fan favourite.
The 47-year-old gushed:
“He looks really exciting. I’ve seen clips of him playing, I saw the Europa Conference League final as well – he’s a real player and someone who is going to get people off their seats.
“The goals he’s scoring, the pace, he’s exciting to watch – and that’s what the Leeds United fans want, especially if he is to come in and replace Raphinha.
“He looks a real mouth-watering prospect and someone who is going to open doors for us going forward.
“He will very quickly become a fan favourite if he can maintain that kind of form, just as Raphinha was soon after coming in.”
The Verdict: Raphinha replacement
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The Brazilian hasn’t travelled with the Leeds squad to Australia, with a move away looking likely, so hopefully Sinisterra can bring his fine form over the last 12 months to England and get to grips with the Premier League straight away under Jesse Marsch.
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