By Nnamdi Onyeagwara

6th Jul, 2022 | 9:40pm

Who is Leeds United Raphinha replacement Luis Sinisterra?

Leeds United have been strongly linked to Feyenoord’s Colombian winger Luis Sinisterra, but who is the 23-year-old forward?

Sinisterra is rumoured to be on his way to Elland Road and has been identified as a direct replacement for outgoing talisman Raphinha [Daily Mail].

The Yorskhire Evening Post reported that a deal worth around £21million is close to completion and if Jesse Marsch is able to get this deal over the line, it would be a huge pick-up for the club.

The 23-year-old has been at Feyenoord since 2018 and has played 113 games for the club in his four years in Rotterdam.

During this time, he has scored 35 goals and provided 29 assists for the club, an impressive record of a goal or assist every 1.6 games.

Last season, Sinisterra had his most impressive season to date, scoring 23 goals in 49 appearances across the season, including six goals in his debut UEFA Conference League season, where Feyenoord just missed out on the trophy.

The Colombia international also broke into his national team in 2019 and has made five appearances for Los Cafetoros.

Sinisterra does share some similarities to his Brazilian predecessor as an exciting winger with frightening pace and inventive trickery.

Unlike Raphinha, Sinisterra does most of his work from the left wing, cutting inside on his right foot compared to the Brazilian who works in a similar fashion on the right-wing doing damage with his left.

The ex-Once Caldas forward is a menace for opposition defenders and if he can translate his devastating Eredivise and Conference League form from last season to the Premier League, he will without a doubt become a reliable offensive threat for The Whites.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have agreed to pay for this new signing in instalments.