Leeds to sign ‘explosive’ £25m ace who outscored Raphinha last season
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Leeds to sign ‘explosive’ £25m ace who outscored Raphinha last season

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Leeds United are reportedly on the verge of signing Feyenoord superstar Luis Sinisterra, with the Dutch giants set to receive a club-record fee for the Colombian international.

According to De Telegraaf, Sinisterra is set to leave Feyenoord in a deal that could reach as much as €30m (£25m), with the 23-year-old an outstanding performer last season in Eredivisie as Arne Slot’s side reached the UEFA Europa Conference League final and finished third in the league table.

Interest in Sinisterra has been high this summer, with Arsenal reportedly interested in signing the South American, however, it now looks like Leeds have won the race for the attacker, with the winger set to replace Raphinha in the squad.

The Brazilian international is on the average of leaving Elland Road for either FC Barcelona or Chelsea, with Leeds set to receive a club-record fee for £60m for Raphinha, more than enough to sign his replacement in Sinisterra, who last season outscored the Whites’ superstar in all competitions.

Labelled as an ‘explosive’ attacker by Scouted Football, Sinisterra bagged 19 goals last campaign and was one of the best forwards in the Netherlands, and now, the Colombian star will be tasked with replacing Raphinha at Leeds for next season, with Jesse Marsch also looking for a player to replace Kalvin Phillips.

Indeed, Sinisterra is an exciting signing for Leeds and could develop in the same manner as Raphinha did, with the forward playing a similar role to the Brazilian and also moving to Elland Road at the same age as the 25-year-old attacker.

Sinisterra is one of the most exciting Leeds signings in some time

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Just like with Phillips, replacing Raphinga will be difficult for Leeds, yet the signing of Sinisterra is one of the most exciting the Yorkshire giants have made in some time, and the Colombian could be an incredible addition to Marsch’s squad next season.

Coming off the back of an incredible year with Feyenoord, Sinisterra will be full of confidence heading to England with Leeds, and his signing could realistically help the Whites replace Raphinha, a player who will be much easier to find a successor for than Phillips.

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