Leeds: Marsch 'big fan' of 'special' 44-goal star at Elland Road

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch celebrates

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch ‘thinks a lot of’ summer signing Luis Sinisterra and believes he can be a ‘big player’ at Elland Road this season, according to Sky Sports reporter Tim Thornton.

The Whites went into the international break sitting 11th in the Premier League table and the Colombian has already made an impact in his new surroundings.

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What’s the latest news involving Sinisterra?

With Leeds looking to replace Raphinha, who joined Barcelona, Sinisterra made the £21million switch from Dutch outfit Feyenoord in July.

Although the start of the winger’s Whites career did not go to plan, with him suffering a hamstring injury during a pre-season clash with Crystal Palace, he has already shown glimpses of what he can offer.

Sinisterra has racked up three goals and an assist in his opening six appearances for Leeds, leading to praise from Marsch.

The American described his summer acquisition as a ‘special player’ after finding the back of the net on his full debut against Everton last month.

Sinisterra has also enjoyed a productive international break, having got his name on the scoresheet during Colombia’s win over Guatemala.

What has Tim Thornton said about Sinisterra?

Thornton is impressed with how Sinisterra has performed in his new surroundings and understands Marsch is a huge fan of the 23-year-old.

The Sky Sports reporter is hopeful that the South American will be able to adapt to the pace of the Premier League as quickly as former fan favourite Raphinha.

Thornton told GIVEMESPORT: “I think he’s shown really positive signs. Jesse Marsch thinks a lot of him and thinks he can be a big player for Leeds this season.

“He will have to adapt to the Premier League. Raphinha did that pretty quickly and hopefully Sinisterra can do the same thing because he’s got the ability.”

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How does Sinisterra compare to Raphinha?

Raphinha certainly made a lasting impression following his £17million move to Leeds from French side Rennes, but Sinisterra has actually made a better start to his Elland Road career.

While the new Whites man has registered two goals during his opening five Premier League outings, Raphinha had only found the back of the net once after the same number of appearances in the competition.

However, the Brazilian went on to find the back of the net 17 times and record a further 12 assists during his spell in Yorkshire, so Sinisterra will need to continue producing the goods if he wants to be adored by the Leeds faithful like Raphinha was.

Having scored 44 goals during the early stages of his senior club career, there is every chance that Sinisterra will be able to prolong his impressive run of form.

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