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1st Sep, 2016 | 12:50pm

Done deal: Midfielder signs after settling Leeds terms

By Harvey Byrne

Midfielder Romario Vieira has joined Leeds after signing a one-year professional deal, it was announced on Thursday.

The Yorkshire giants confirmed on their official Twitter account that the 18-year-old had agreed terms with the Elland Road side.

Romario Vieira is the twin brother of Leeds first-teamer Ronaldo Vieira, although he will initially link up the club’s development squad at Thorp Arch.

Ronaldo Vieira also agreed terms to a new three-year deal on Thursday after the transfer window slammed shut on Wednesday night.

Leeds clinched the £1million signing of midfielder Eunan O’Kane from Bournemouth on deadline day as he became the club’s 11th senior summer arrival.

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The Yorkshire club have put some focus on recruiting young players to their development side this summer with the additions of 20-year-old Billy Whitehouse from Doncaster and Dario Meadows, 18, on loan from Roma.

Leeds have brought through a number of England internationals from their academy, which includes James Milner, Aaron Lennon, Paul Robinson, Fabian Delph and Jonathan Woodgate.

They are famed for giving young players a chance and they also have a large number currently around their first team, including Ronaldo Vieira, Kalvin Phillips, Charlie Taylor, Tyler Denton and Alex Mowatt.

In other Leeds transfer news, the Yorkshire giants made a last ditch attempt to sign a striker on deadline-day.