The Whites’ end to the summer transfer window was always going to be a hectic one with incomings and outgoings expected, and the manner in which Luis Sinisterra sealed a loan exit to Bournemouth hit hard.]
He didn’t leave without a replacement being brought in, and the club look to have managed a shrewd arrival in the Colombian’s place.
Jaidon Anthony reacts to Leeds move
As Sinisterra headed to Dean Court, winger Jaidon Anthony moved the other way as he travelled up to West Yorkshire to join the club on a season-long loan.
He wasn’t available to make the bench for the Sheffield Wednesday, but has now reacted to his transfer to Elland Road, via the club’s official website:
“I’m really excited. It all happened really quickly, but I’m buzzing to get in and around the group and hopefully help the team.
“The year before last I got promoted from this division, I played a lot of games in it and I know it’s a really tough league, it’s really physical and very demanding.
“It’s exciting to come back now and try and push for another promotion.
“I feel like I’ve been getting better every year, last year was a big step up and I managed to play a lot of games and hopefully I can now use that here.
“The goal is to get promoted, play as many games as possible, help the team and be a big part of success.
“With the international break, it’s a good chance to get settled, know the lads and the manager and how he want to play and hopefully I’ll be ready come Millwall.”
Sinisterra out, Anthony in - Happy?
Leeds have perfect addition
Given the circumstances of how that Friday night played out with Sinisterra worming his way to Bournemouth, the club have done exceptionally well in bringing in someone of the calibre of Anthony.
He came in with an underwhelming reaction from fans due to the rage of what ensued with the Colombian, but we now have a winger with great experience in the Championship, and perhaps more importantly, a brilliant injury record (per Transfermarkt):
He knows exactly what to expect from the Championship as a winger in a gruelling 46-game season, something that shouldn’t be taken for granted – given we’re seeing Willy Gnonto surprised by the nature of the division, with referees being far harsher on him, challenges stronger, and games just as intense as the Premier League.
Solving the problems that we’ve faced so far is something that the 23-year-old did superbly with eight goals and six assists in 21/22.
Bringing in a manager with promotions under his belt is one thing, but signing players with that experience too is great.