By James Murray

5th Oct, 2023 | 8:40am

Daniel Farke 'privately disappointed' over Leeds United loanee Luis Sinisterra - Phil Hay

Daniel Farke was left “privately disappointed” when Luis Sinisterra decided to leave Leeds United to join Bournemouth on loan, according to Phil Hay.

Writing on The Athletic website on Wednesday (4 October), the journalist said the Whites boss had hoped the week before the Colombian winger’s departure that a legal dispute over a release clause in the 24-year-old’s contract had been resolved.

But he added that Farke rated Jaidon Anthony as a “straight replacement” and that it was a trade-off he was “happy to accept”, with the 23-year-old making the loan switch from the Cherries to Elland Road.

Not the worst deal

Although Farke was clearly disappointed to lose Sinisterra, receiving a player of Anthony’s quality on loan in return wasn’t a bad piece of business.

The Colombian scored for the Whites on his last league appearance for the club in the impressive 4-3 victory away at Ipswich Town in August.

But he clearly didn’t want to play for Leeds in the Championship, so there was no point in forcing him to stick around if he didn’t want to be there.

Anthony has more experience playing in the second tier and actually featured quite heavily for Bournemouth in the Premier League last season, scoring three goals and laying on one assist in 30 appearances.

The winger has scored once for the Whites in his five games so far in West Yorkshire and made his first start for the club in the 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday (4 October).

In other Leeds United news, a defender has been ruled out until after the international break.