Leeds United could reportedly pay as much as £25million for new winger signing Luis Sinisterra, which would become a record Feyenoord sale.
The Whites added Marc Roca, Brenden Aaronson and Ramsus Kristensen earlier in the transfer window. They are now therefore looking to replace their two talisman.
A new midfield signing is a priority, with Alvin Phillips K on his move to Manchester City on Monday. But replacing him is not more of an issue than finding a Raphinha successor when all is said and done.
Indeed, Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal are all keen on the Brazilian, whose exit is also likely – even if not confirmed.
And Leeds are already planning for life without Raphinha by locking onto a deal for Colombia star Sinisterra. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano revealed earlier on Monday that Leeds and the Feyenoord star have agreed personal terms.
There was nevertheless doubt over the fee, with the indication being that Feyenoord would be scooping a club-record amount for a single player.
However, Voetbal International Now claims that the two clubs have found common ground on the deal front.
The Dutch source claims that Leeds will pay more than €20million (£17.2million) for Sinisterra. 90minmeanwhile, claims that the transfer could cost the Whites as much as £25million.
90min‘s report adds that Leeds hope to get the deal for Sinisterra over the line by the end of the coming weekend. They have the same ambition for their RB Leipzig midfield target, Tyler Adams.
Sinisterra’s advancing transfer talks come after Feyenoord granted him time away from his club to attend to ‘personal matters’.
Voetbal International adds that Sinisterra’s exit will overtake the fee Liverpool paid them for Dirk Kuyt in 2006 as the club’s record sale.
Sinisterra reaches Feyenoord peak
Sinisterra moved to Feyenoord from his native Colombia in 2018. He has scored 35 goals and assisted 29 others in his 113 appearances at the Eredivisie club.
After directly contributing a total of 15 and 12 goals in his first two seasons in the Feyenoord first team, respectively, the winger took his form to a new level last term.
He broke his previous best combined tally with his goals alone, netting 23 times in all competitions.
Sinisterra’s 14 assists topped off his best season yet for Feyenoord, hence Leeds’ interest in him.
Leeds snapping up exciting winger
Leads need a new talisman up front and Sinisterra may be the player to step up.
Liverpool have enjoyed success with their recent Colombian signing Luis Diaz. He has hit the ground running at Anfield following his move to the Premier League.
Leeds will hope Sinisterra can do the same as his fellow countryman. The 23-year-old is an exciting talent and a long-term contract at Leeds could set him up for an impressive spell at Elland Road.
The Whites needed to respond to losing Raphinha and they could do worse than sign a player with 37 combined goals and assists last season.