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Agent suggests he is not happy with Leeds United’s £20m summer deal

Luis Sinisterra’s agent admits he ‘would have liked to see’ the former Leeds United winger join Serie A giants AC Milan or Roma rather than return to the Premier League with AFC Bournemouth. 

It speaks volumes about the lure of England’s top-flight that both Luis Sinisterra and Tyler Adams simply leaped at the opportunity to join Bournemouth – hardly one of the division’s big hitters – rather than stick around and help Leeds United bounce back. 

Now one of only two winless teams in the Premier League, there will certainly be no sympathy afforded to Sinisterra at Elland Road if the Colombia international ends up joining Leeds in the Championship next term, swapping one recently-relegated club for another survival dogfight. 

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And, speaking to Sport Italia, Sinisterra’s representative has suggested that the South Coast was not his preferred destination for the former Feyenoord talisman. 

For all the lure of the Premier League, humble, struggling Bournemouth cannot hold a candle to the glamour of AC Milan or the stature of Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

Luis Sinisterra leaves Leeds United for Bournemouth

“If we talk about the Italian market, I would say that (Romelu) Lukaku at Roma was a great coup. A great deal done by the club. As for a deal that hasn’t materialised… I would have liked to see Sinisterra at Milan or Roma,” Simone Rondanini admits.

Sinisterra, who has a £20 million purchase clause in his Bournemouth contract, was linked with both of the Serie A clubs before leaving West Yorkshire in contentious circumstances, the Daily Mail reporting that he ‘declined’ to play under Daniel Farke before his late-summer exit. 

Talk about burning your bridges; Sinisterra pouring a gallon of petrol on the only route out of town and tossing a match over his shoulder.

Bournemouth struggling under Andoni Iraola

Sinisterra has played only 48 of a potential 270 minutes since putting pen to paper with the Cherries, meanwhile, left on the bench against Brighton before making a cameo appearance in the 4-0 hammering by Arsenal. 

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“When you change (clubs), probably the training is different. The style is a bit different. So he needs to start (improving) his physical strength, because we know that his quality is there,” Bournemouth coach – and former Leeds target – Andoni Iraola tells the Daily Echo. 

“He is very good, especially offensively. He is a difference-maker. We need him. I think Luis has proven his level in England and the Premier League.”

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