By Joe Ellis

11th Sep, 2022 | 9:10pm

Luis Sinisterra is already Leeds United main man to fill Raphinha void

Colombian international Luis Sinisterra might have only played a handful of games for Leeds United but his importance is enormous.

The 23-year-old had to sit out of the opening couple of games of the season through injury while Jesse Marsch’s side started the campaign like a house on fire with seven points from three games.

But even though the results haven’t improved since he came into the side, Sinisterra has individually proven that he is more than worthy to take Raphinha’s vacated right-wing position after the Brazilian left Elland Road for Barcelona earlier in the summer.

Three goals and one assist in six games in all competitions is an impressive record and had it not been for the sensational starts of Rodrigo and Jack Harrison a lot more people would be singing his name from the rooftops.

His form along with that of Harrison has seemingly made Marsch move away from his ideal 4-2-2-2 system which utilises attacking midfielders rather than wingers.

Sinisterra and Harrison have become undroppable for the American now and with Brenden Aaronson always buzzing around to link the trio, Leeds United have an exceptional front three.

But the other two are much more easily replaced with similar players already at Thorp Arch but nobody is like Sinisterra with his lightning-quick speed and agility coupled with the end product that Raphinha lacked when he first arrived in Yorkshire.

It is almost as if the Whites have managed to sign a more complete player than the one they sold for almost triple the price paid which shows an incredible piece of business by Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani.

The Colombian simply has to be the first name on the teamsheet right now and if he keeps this form up, the sky is the limit for him and for Leeds.

In other Leeds United news, this player could be LS11-bound after confirming his exit from his now former club on Instagram.