Leeds United was compelled by the most recent agreement to pay a top-flight team a £1 million “solidarity” fee.

Even though the transfer window closed more than a week ago, Leeds appeared to be actively working on arranging a departure in February.

The player in question in those discussions was Luis Sinisterra, who had come to Bournemouth on loan for the season with an eye toward a long-term agreement as well.

Several sources reported on Thursday that Sinisterra would sign a permanent contract to remain at Vitality Stadium beyond this season.

Leeds will pay Feyenoord £20 million, which is the same amount they paid them to recruit him in 2022. Fabrizio Romano revealed that all the paperwork needed to complete the transaction has been signed.

Romano reports that now that both teams have completed the necessary paperwork, an announcement on Sinisterra may be made today.

5% clause emerges for Sinisterra and Leeds

According to journalist Pipe Sierra, Bournemouth’s £1 million deal with Leeds is huge news for Once Caldas, the winger’s previous Colombian side.

He discloses that the Categoría Primera A team, where Sinisterra made his senior debut in 2016 before departing for Feyenoord in 2018, will receive 5% of the fee:

Hidden clauses dampening Leeds’ income

Given that we signed Sinisterra primarily to replace Raphinha, it was inevitable that his contract would contain sell-on clauses. Sadly, injuries prevented him from helping us advance in the Premier League, despite the belief that he could. With this deal, we’re essentially getting a refund for him, which should help the 49ers’ books.

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