Leeds United winger Luis Sinisterra’s loan move to Premier League side AFC Bournemouth is set to be made permanent this week after the South Coast club have activated a clause in his deal to make the switch permanent.
Sinisterra left West Yorkshire in controversial circumstances on deadline day last summer, with widespread reports emerging that the Colombian attempted to force his way out of the club after their relegation from the top-flight that season.
The 24-year-old’s wish was eventually granted as he made a season-long loan move to the Cherries, with Bournemouth winger Jaidon Anthony coming the other way in exchange.
It was claimed on the deadline day of this year’s January transfer window that the South Coast club were keen on making Sinisterra’s loan switch permanent, with manager Andoni Iraola being impressed with the Colombian’s performances since joining his squad.
Sinisterra’s loan move to be made permanent, claims Fabrizio Romano
It now appears as if Iraola’s pursuit of Sinisterra is set to be successful, with transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reporting that Bournemouth have activated a clause present in the winger’s contract to make his move permanent.
🚨🍒 Bournemouth have activated clause to make Luis Sinisterra deal permanent from Leeds United.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 8, 2024
It is understood that Leeds will receive a fee of £20m for the Colombian, a figure which roughly matches the £21m that the Whites paid Feyenoord in order to acquire Sinisterra’s services in the summer of 2022.
Sinisterra has made 15 league appearances for Bournemouth so far this term, scoring twice and making two assists in the process.
Sinisterra permanent switch a good move for all parties
There is no doubt that a permanent move away for Sinisterra has to be viewed as a positive thing, as truthfully there was a very small chance that the Colombian would be accepted by the Leeds fanbase following his acrimonious departure from the club last summer.
The fact that the Whites are effectively breaking even on the 24-year-old also has to be viewed positively, as to make a significant loss on a player who effectively forced himself out of the side would not be received well by all those currently involved with the club.
It also bolsters Leeds’ own transfer coffers for when the summer transfer window eventually rolls around, with the amount that the Whites are able to spend whilst staying within Financial Fair Play constraints highly dependent upon the division in which they find themselves competing next season.