Luis Sinisterra will not play for Leeds United this season. Manager Javi Gracia revealed this on Friday afternoon during a press conference of the club. The former Feyenoord winger is struggling with an ankle injury, as a result of which he will miss the last five games of the season. Leeds will therefore have to continue the fight against relegation without Sinisterra.
Leeds will play a crucial game against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon. Currently standing the Peacocks in a ‘safe’ sixteenth place, with only one point more than number eighteen Leicester City. Bournemouth, the club of Sinisterra’s bosom friend Marcos Senesi, has already collected six points more and is on 36 points. After the game against Bournemouth, a difficult series awaits Leeds. Gracia’s team will then play against Manchester City (away), Newcastle United (home), West Ham United (away) and Tottenham Hotspur (home).
In those matches, Gracia cannot count on Sinisterra, who was still accurate against Leicester (1-1) on Monday. Less than fifteen minutes later, the 23-year-old Colombian had to be replaced by Crysencio Summerville from Rotterdam. Leeds fans are massively letting us know via social media who they want to see as a replacement for Sinisterra: Wilfried Gnonto. Gracia has recently been criticized for not giving the young Italian enough minutes. The Spanish manager has only given Gnonto 212 playing minutes since he joined.
Sinisterra made 22 appearances for Leeds in his debut season, scoring seven goals and one assist. The right leg missed five games earlier this season due to a foot injury. It is also important for Feyenoord that Leeds remains in the Premier League, as Sinisterra’s transfer fee can then still amount to several million. In July, the team from Rotterdam received no less than 25 million euros for the fast winger. This makes Sinisterra currently Feyenoord’s outgoing record transfer.
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