‘My understanding’ – Journalist rules out Leeds United swoop for out-of-favour midfielder

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Leeds United are not going to be looking to sign Ronaldo Vieira this month amid links of a reunion as he struggles at Sampdoria.

Leeds are in the hunt for a midfielder or two this month, and with that has come plentiful links to midfielders from far and wide across Europe.

Some look a lot more viable than others, with past links re-emerging between the club and certain targets that are emerging.

Ronaldo Vieira’s name is one that has cropped up in reports from Italy in the past few weeks, with the 23-year-old likely to be moved on from Sampdoria in the not-too-distant future.

A failed medical in the summer scuppered a proposed move back to England with recently-relegated Sheffield United, and he has yet to kick a ball this season, only returning to the bench following injury this month.

Vieira left Leeds in Bielsa’s first window in charge, with Kalvin Phillips getting the nod as the lynchpin of the side in holding midfield.

Despite these links coming to the fore lately, the Whites will not be signing the former academy graduate, according to The Mirror’s David Anderson.

That should be the end of that when it comes to bizarre links for Vieira to return.

His time at Leeds was enjoyable and I was surprised that we let him go so early in his career, but we’ve made the right decision.

Phillips is priceless to our team while Vieira hasn’t really gone on to prove us wrong for letting him leave, and he’s not a viable signing for us.

Had he not played for Leeds, no one would be saying a player that has been injured all season is someone we should sign.

We can’t let sentiment get in the way of good business this month.

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