By Harvey Byrne
Leeds wonderkid Ronaldo Vieira has agreed a new three-year-deal at the club, it was announced on Thursday.
The Yorkshire giants confirmed that the central midfielder, 18, had penned fresh terms on the club’s official Twitter account.
It came just hours after the transfer window shut on Wednesday night.
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Vieira has started five of Leeds’ six matches this season in central midfield and has emerged as a pivotal figure under new manager Garry Monk.
The young midfielder initially joined the Yorkshire giants on scholarship terms after arriving from York’s i2i Football Academy in 2015.
The Academy star also penned a two-year professional contract with the Elland Road side on 5 May this year.
The youngster has taken over the role left in the club’s midfield by Lewis Cook following his £7million move to Bournemouth earlier in the summer.
Monk has also added midfielder’s Matt Grimes, Pablo Hernandez, Liam Bridcutt and Kemar Roofe to his side, but Vieira has remained in the starting eleven.
However, the Yorkshire club also completed the signing of Eunan O’Kane, 26, to bolster their midfield on deadline-day for a £1million fee from Bournemouth and it remains to be seen whether Vieira will stay in the side with the latest addition.
Leeds have not impressed with their early season form winning just one and losing three of their opening five matches and Monk will be eager to improve his side before they get locked into a relegation battle.
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