This morning’s transfer news regarding Leeds United involves Roma’s 22-year-old midfielder – Federico Viviani. Nicola Salerno has confirmed that Leeds are in talks with Roma over the player and the player himself would be interested in a move to Elland Road. If Viviani was to move he would become the fifth player to sign from the Italian leagues, following Marco Silvestri, Tommaso Bianchi, Souleymane Doukara and Gaetano Berardi (see https://www.leedsallover.com/leeds-new-boys/ for more information on the other signings).
Viviani has been at Roma since 2007, joining their youth system at the age of 15. He made his debut back in 2011 but has been limited to just 9 first-team appearances in all competitions. He was shipped out on loan to Serie B sides Pescara and Latina last season – amassing a total of 23 appearances and scoring 5 goals. His favoured position is defensive midfield but he is apparently able to operate further forward. During his time with Roma’s youth side Viviani was captain as they won the Coppa Italia Primavera.
Not the most proven of players judging by his statistics, but he’s apparently very highly rated in Italy. Like all the other players signed from the Italian leagues he would need time to settle in and get used to the English style-of-play.