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By Alex Stevens 

Midfielder Ronaldo Vieira has signed a professional contract with Leeds, the club announced on Thursday afternoon.

The 17-year-old Academy star has penned a two-year deal which comes into effect on 1 July.

Vieira, who initially joined the Yorkshire giants on scholarship terms after arriving from York’s i2i Football Academy, has been a regular for Leeds’ youth teams this season.

He has made 13 appearances for the Under-21s and 25 appearances for the club’s Under-25s.

The Leeds website say the Guinea-Bissau-born central midfielder is one of the first of a number of young players set to extend their stays at the club this summer.

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“I’m delighted, I’m over the moon with it,”Vieira, told the Leeds website after signing the deal at the club’s Thorp Arch headquarters on Thursday. “It’s been a great season for me and I’ve worked hard for it.

“I first found out just over a month ago. I got called into the office and I was offered a new two-year deal – I couldn’t stop smiling. It felt great.”

In other Leeds news, Steve Evans has revealed how he will celebrate if he is handed a new deal by the club.