Sinisterra joined Feyenoord in the summer of 2018 from Once Caldas, the Colombian club where he came through the ranks and made his first team debut. After making a good impression at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in his nation’s colours, he continued to make big strides in Rotterdam last season, becoming a regular starter. Sinisterra sparkled in open play, while also making his mark in front of goal, with five goals and six assists in just over half a campaign.
Unfortunately, Sinisterra’s season came to a painful and premature end on 16 February. A serious knee injury sustained in an away match at PEC Zwolle left him facing a long and arduous rehab, but the Colombian is now in the final stages of his recovery.
Arnesen: ‘Luis will return stronger’
‘It’s been a long road to recovery for Luis that, thankfully for him and for us, has now almost reached its end,’ said technical director Frank Arnesen. ‘Though it’s been hard, he’s never stopped laughing over all those months. By exercising the option in his contract, we want to show our confidence in him and reward him.’
‘But the biggest reward after all that hard work will come later with a successful return to the pitch,’ Arnesen continued. ‘We are very confident he’ll come back stronger and have a great future here. That’s why we’ve agreed to speak to each other in the foreseeable future about an even longer contract.’
- Luis Sinisterra