Jaidon Anthony joins Leeds United as Luis Sinisterra loan swap with Bournemouth agreed after deadline - Sky Sports
Jaidon Anthony will join Leeds United in a “straight loan swap” with Bournemouth for Luis Sinisterra, according to Mark McAdam.
The Sky Sports News journalist reported live from the Vitality Stadium after the deadline on Friday night (1 September) to report “big news” for Whites fans that a player “who lit up the Championship” with the Cherries was coming the other way at the end of the deadline day exit saga involving the Colombian.
Anthony, 23, is headed to Elland Road on a season long loan as Sinisterra, 24, goes back to the Premier League on the same arrangement, after a deal sheet was submitted for extra time past 11pm.
McAdam said of Sinisterra’s exit (11.26pm): “This deal is done. Bournemouth and Leeds have agreed a deal, I’ve just got confirmation. It’s a season-long loan.
“The big news as far as Leeds fans are concerned because I know they’ll be frustrated that they’ve lost so many players over the course of this summer, is you’re getting a player in return.
“That player is Jaidon Anthony, someone who lit up the Championship when he was with Bournemouth… He’s going to be heading back to the Championship as a part of this deal.
“Daniel Farke losing one winger and getting another. As far I’m aware this is a straight loan swap.”
Leeds United fans have been through it this summer and it was the same again on deadline day as one more of their stars headed for the exit.
So in the circumstances the late sweetener of Anthony in return is somewhat of a bonus given Farke’s squad was arguably capable of losing the Colombian despite the hopes he would stay.
The fact that Willy Gnonto has also remained in the face of another late push from Everton could be key, and interest in Crysencio Summerville didn’t lead to anything concrete.
So adding Anthony, who scored eight and assisted six more in 45 second tier games two seasons ago, is a useful boost to fill Sinisterra’s place.
All in all the club have managed to do some solid business in the latter part of the transfer window considering they started from such a difficult position.
It is of course a blow to lose a star man on the final day but landing a proven Championship performer in return softens it somewhat.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites said they would spend £6million to meet the asking price for another last gasp deal.