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Selling Ronaldo Vieira was a poor move from Leeds United

Selling Ronaldo Vieira was a poor move from Leeds United

Leeds’ season got off to great start with a 3-1 win over Stoke last Sunday.

The Yorkshire club blitzed Gary Rowett’s team and gave the fans a taste of what could be a very exciting season at Elland Road.

After a slightly disappointing transfer window, the club recently managed to bring in Manchester City winger Jack Harrison on loan, and the permanent deals for Patrick Bamford and the highly-rated Barry Douglas.

With only one game into the season, however, there could already be a dark cloud on the horizon for the club.

In a slightly surprising move, Leeds decided to sell Ronaldo Vieira to Sampdoria for £6.2 million just before the beginning of the season and according to the Express, Marcelo Bielsa did not sanction the deal.

The report states that Bielsa was unaware that Vieira would be sold and had earmarked the players as a part of his future plans as he even admitted.

“Ronaldo was a player involved in the project. The club decided to sell him and I adapt to this decision.”

The Breakdown

While Kalvin Phillips and Mateusz Klich were impressive at the weekend, Vieira would’ve been a player that could’ve added a lot of quality to Bielsa’s style of progressive football.

Moreover, with Adam Forshaw ruled out for six weeks with ankle ligament damage, Marcleo Bielsa will have to rely on the likes of Lewis Baker, Vurnon Anita and Ouasim Buoy to play in defensive midfield.

Losing Vieira might seem to be a very risky move for the club and one that may come back to haunt them later on in the season.

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