Leeds United ready move to re-sign Ronaldo Vieira from Sampdoria
Leeds United are ready to make a move to re-sign Ronaldo Vieira from Sampdoria, according to ClubDoria.
The Italian football news website, that specialises on Sampdoria, reports that Vieira, 23, is tempted by a move to the Premier League as he potentially heads to the Italian club’s exit doors.
Sampdoria, likes Leeds, have a midfield injury crisis but Vieira still hasn’t managed to play any matches for them this season.
Take two for Vieira
We were all shocked when Vieira was sold to Sampdoria in 2018 because he was very highly rated at Elland Road.
Since then, the transfer has been justified as the money raised from selling the former England Under-21 international allowed Marcelo Bielsa to build a squad that won promotion to the Premier League.
According to BBC Sport, the fee was £7.7million and due to Vieira’s failure to shine in Serie A, we’d imagine that he could be available for less than that if Leeds re-sign the central midfielder this month.
Andrea Radrizzani spoke about Vieira after that move went through and said that it was done with a heavy heart as it was necessary to raise funds
And the Leeds owner is clearly a fan of the 23-year-old as he said: “The sacrifice was very hard for me to do because he’s a great player.
“He was one of best players to come from our youth but I cannot put the club in danger in the future.
“We thought it would be a sacrifice we could take, and still maintain the team and invest where we need more.”
Radrizzani isn’t the only person who was impressed by Vieira while he was here at Elland Road but should we go back in for him?
A lot has changed in the three and a half years he’s been in Italy and while at 23, he isn’t an old player and could still get better, the lack of game-time makes this a massive risk for a January signing.
Leeds need players who are fit and up to speed now. We doubt Vieira would be.
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