By Derek Smithson
Leeds sensation Ronaldo Vieira is being eyed by some “big” Premier League clubs, according to a report.
The Daily Mirror claimed on their transfer blog on Saturday (10:50pm) that the 18-year-old midfielder is on the radar of some elite English teams.
It is understood that there have been a number of enquires for the England Under-20 international, who helped his nation retain the Toulon tournament earlier in June.
The report details that the Yorkshire club consider Vieira to be worth £10million and that he only signed a new four-year deal in May.
Vieira made his breakthrough at Elland Road last season and is product of the Whites academy.
The teenager is recognised as a box-to-box midfielder and managed to cement a position in the starting line-up under former manager Garry Monk.
He made 38 appearances across all competitions last year for the Yorkshire giants and managed one goal in return.
Football Insider verdict:
Leeds have slapped a £10million valuation on their youngster to deter potential buyers and that should be enough for now. The 18-year-old has had just one season in the Championship and will need at least another 12 months to show what he is all about. He became an important player for the Whites last season and was a dominate force in the centre. The midfielder appears to have all the qualities to become a well accomplished player and appears destined for the top flight. However, he will be best served remaining with Elland Road for the meantime where he can continue experiencing regular first-team football.
In other Leeds transfer news, Garry Monk is preparing a move for the club’s 28-year-old.