Leeds wonderkid handed first international call-up
By Danny Wright
Leeds wonderkid Ronaldo Vieira has been called up to international duty for the first time in his career.
The 18-year-old was confirmed in the provisional England Under-20s squad to take part in the Toulon Tournament, which begins later this month.
The squad announcement was made on England’s official Twitter account on Tuesday.
We're all set for @TournoiToulon!
— England (@England) May 16, 2017
Vieira has been a key part in Garry Monk’s squad this season, making 38 appearances in all competitions scoring one goal and supplying one assist.
The Leeds academy product was born in Guinea-Bissau in Africa, but has chosen his allegiance in favour of the Three Lions.
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Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Reece James, Andre Dozzell and Ike Ugbo are some of the more well-known names that will join Vieira in the annual competition that is held in the south of France.
England are currently holders of the Toulon Tournament after Gareth Southgate’s Under-21 side saw off France in the final last year.
The Young Lions have been placed in Group A this year alongside Cuba, Japan and Angola, who will be England’s first opponents on 29 May.
France, Wales, Brazil and Scotland are some of the other teams that Neil Dewsnip and his side might have to look out for if they wish to retain their title.
Either way Vieira’s call-up is a massive achievement for the midfielder, and also a big commendation of the Leeds academy, which has churned out a large amount of high-quality youngsters in the past decade.