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Bournemouth agree deal with Leeds United to turn Luis Sinisterra’s loan deal into a permanent £20m transfer

Leeds United and Bournemouth have struck a £20 million deal to turn the loan of Luis Sinisterra into a permanent move, according to journalist Mark McAdam.

The Colombian joined the Premier League club on loan in the summer and has now sealed a permanent exit away from the Elland Road club.

Leeds were increasingly concerned that obstructing Sinisterra’s exit in the summer would result in a protracted court case, and they would be relieved that they had finally gotten rid of him.

To his credit, the South American has scored three goals and weighed in with two assists since leaving Leeds for the Cherries, and he will be keen to keep impressing and keep them up.

Bournemouth are currently 12th in the Premier League table after 22 games, but only eight points separate them from the drop zone, so there is still plenty of work for them to do if they want to be playing in the top-flight next term.

On the other hand, Leeds are third in the Championship table after 30 games and will be desperate to finish in the top-two and seal an instant return to the big time.

With 12 points separating them from leaders Leicester City, finishing top of the pile might be out of reach for the Whites even though there are still 16 league games left in the campaign, but pipping Southampton to second place is very much feasible, with just a point between both clubs.

It is safe to say that Leeds have not missed Sinisterra even though Jaidon Anthony who moved the opposite way on loan during the deal has not particularly impressed.

The 24-year-old has scored just once in 24 appearances across all competitions, with only five starts to his name.

Sinisterra has also struggled to break into the starting XI at Bournemouth, with 11 of his 17 appearances from the bench.

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