By Saikat Mandal

12th Jan, 2022 | 6:41pm

David Anderson: Leeds United not keen to sign Ronaldo Vieira

Leeds United are not in the running to sign Ronaldo Vieira from Sampdoria, according to David Anderson of The Mirror.

The Whites reportedly have been linked with a move to re-sign their former player [ClubDoria], but Anderson claims that such rumours are wide of the mark at this stage.

Put it simply, Leeds are not vying for his signature.

He wrote on Twitter: “I know Leeds fans would rather hear who they are trying to sign, but it is my understanding that they are not attempting to re-sign old boy Ronaldo Vieira.”

Need for a midfielder

Vieira was highly rated at Elland Road, and it came as a shock to many when he left to join Sampdoria.

Leeds needed to raise funds back in 2018, and that was the central reason behind his departure.

The 23-year-old hasn’t really made a huge impact in Italy, and a potential return to the Premier League has been mooted.

However, it seems, Leeds are not considering that option and rightly so.

Signing a midfielder is necessary, but Marcelo Bielsa is unlikely to add any random player just for the sake of it.

Kalvin Phillips is out till March and an extra body in the middle of the park is needed despite the re-emergence of Adam Forshaw.

Ideally, Bielsa will want someone who can make an instant impact and won’t take long to adjust to his methods. He needs to be in very good shape physically as well.

Victor Orta is reportedly chasing targets as the Whites are desperate to add depth to their squad.

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