CHERRIES head coach Andoni Iraola believes Luis Sinisterra is becoming a “more complete player” after it was announced that the Colombian winger had joined the club on a permanent basis.

Originally on a loan deal from Leeds United with a conditional option at the end of the season for the move to be made permanent, Sinisterra was earlier confirmed as a full-time Cherry after the two clubs negotiated an agreement believed to be in the region of £20million.

Despite taking time to break into Iraola’s team on the south coast, Sinisterra has now made 17 appearances for Cherries, scoring four times.

Asked about his side’s latest purchase, Iraola began: “It's good news because always when you make a signing there is some uncertainty.

“Because sometimes you know the footballer, you don't know the person and you don't know how he’s going to adapt.

“But in this case, I think he has been adapting very well.

“He has been performing really well.

"And I think when you make a signing knowing much more about a player like we know with Luis now, I think it's good for the team.

“I think he has been really good, he has helped.

“It was not easy for me to give him the start.

“We had some wingers playing really well.

"Now it continues with the same fight.

"It is a position we have talked about a lot, but he is doing really well.

“He is doing his offensive stuff we know he has, but also I think he is improving a lot in the effort he is putting in out of possession.

“He is becoming a more complete player.”

The decision to make the move permanent outside of a transfer window raised eyebrows, but Cherries managed to negotiate a better deal for the Colombian international.

Discussing reasoning behind the deal, Iraola continued: “I think the timing is because I think the club had better conditions that the one that they previously agreed, and they took the chance and they decided to sign him. I think that's the main reason.”