By Sean Fisher

28th Sep, 2022 | 8:40am

Luis Sinisterra can become a 'big, big player' for Leeds United - Tim Thornton

Luis Sinisterra has shone for both Leeds United and Colombia this season, and Sky Sports reporter Tim Thornton has backed him to keep improving at Elland Road.

Sinisterra endured a frustrating first few weeks in Yorkshire after suffering an injury that kept him out for the start of the Premier League campaign.

But since recovering, the Colombian winger has pieced together some superb form for both club and country. After scoring in both of Leeds’ last two games, Sinisterra has added a further three goals in two international appearances this week.

He’s certainly living up to his £21million price tag, and Sky Sports reporter Thornton believes there’s still more to come from the former Feyenoord star.

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Thorton said: “We’ve already seen that he can score goals, not tap-ins either, goals out of nothing. So, he could be a big, big player for Leeds this season.

“And even though he’s one of those that maybe wasn’t in the picture right at the start of the season, he could be one of the most influential players as the season goes on.”

Filling the boots of Raphinha

Sinisterra was brought in over the summer to replace the Barcelona-bound Raphinha. Both players boast similar profiles as tricky, South American wingers, and so far Sinisterra is filling the void brilliantly.

With Patrick Bamford sidelined through injury for much of the season, Leeds’ other forwards had to step up when it came to scoring and Sinisterra has done just that.

He scored a remarkable 23 goals for Feyenoord last season in all competitions, and his goal-scoring prowess is quickly becoming clear to the Elland Road faithful.

He’s not only thriving for Leeds though – Sinisterra is also enjoying a great vein of form with Colombia. He scored his first goal for the nation this week during a 4-1 victory over Guatemala and followed it up with a second-half brace v Mexico on Wednesday morning.

With Bamford returning, Sinisterra’s output should only improve with a central striker to link up with. All in all, Thornton is right – Sinisterra has a big part to play for Leeds this season.

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