Luis Sinisterra’s agent reveals that he ‘would have preferred to see’ the former Leeds United winger join Serie A powerhouses AC Milan or Roma rather than return to the Premier League with AFC Bournemouth.
It speaks volumes about the allure of England’s top flight that both Luis Sinisterra and Tyler Adams jumped at the chance to join Bournemouth – scarcely one of the division’s heavyweights – rather than stay and assist Leeds United recover.
With Leeds now one of just two winless teams in the Premier League, there will be no compassion for Sinisterra if he ends up joining Leeds in the Championship next season, trading one recently-relegated side for another survival scrap.
In addition, Sinisterra’s representative told Sport Italia that the South Coast was not his ideal destination for the former Feyenoord talisman.
Despite the allure of the Premier League, humble, struggling Bournemouth cannot compete with AC Milan’s splendour or Jose Mourinho’s Roma’s grandeur.
Luis Sinisterra has left Leeds United to join Bournemouth.
“If we’re talking about the Italian market, I think (Romelu) Lukaku at Roma was a great coup.” The club has accomplished a tremendous deal. Concerning a deal that never materialized… Simone Rondanini confesses, “I would have liked to see Sinisterra at Milan or Roma.”
Sinisterra, who has a £20 million buyout clause in his Bournemouth contract, was linked with both Serie A teams before leaving West Yorkshire in disputed circumstances, with the Daily Mail saying that he ‘declined’ to play under Daniel Farke before leaving in late July.
Sinisterra dumping a gallon of gasoline over the sole path out of town and tossing a match over his shoulder was the epitome of burning bridges.
Bournemouth is floundering under Andoni Iraola Sinisterra has played only 48 of a possible 270 minutes since signing with the Cherries, while he was left on the bench against Brighton before making a cameo appearance in Arsenal’s 4-0 thrashing.
“When you change (clubs), the training is probably different.” The design is distinctive. So he needs to start (developing) his physical strength because we know his quality is there,” Bournemouth coach Andoni Iraola, a former Leeds target, told the Daily Echo.
“He’s very good, particularly offensively.” He makes a difference. We require him. “I believe Luis has demonstrated his level in England and the Premier League.”
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