Paddy Kenny salutes 'unbelievable signing' as Vieira deal all but done at Sheffield United
Ronaldo Vieira will be an “unbelievable signing” for Sheffield United.
So says ex-Blades legend Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider with United on the brink of finalising a deal for the 23-year-old.
This site first broke news yesterday (3rd August) that the Championship outfit had agreed to sign the Sampdoria midfielder on a loan-to-buy deal.
The former Leeds United star has a year remaining on his contract with the Serie A side and has been with them since 2018.
Kenny predicts that Vieira will more than make up for the loss of John Lundstram to Rangers earlier in the window.
“He’s a great replacement for Lundstram,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
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“Obviously he’s been at Sampdoria and he had that time where he was brilliant at Leeds as well.
“He’s got some name by the way. You just have to be a footballer with a name like that.
“I think he’ll be a really good signing to strengthen that squad. He’s already had a taste of Championship football a couple of years ago and he did really well.
“So for him to come back to England, I’m sure he’s got a lot of friends in Yorkshire and will be an unbelievable signing for the squad.“
United are yet to sign anyone in the current window following their relegation from the top-flight last term.
Simon Moore, Phil Jagielka and Jack Rodwell as well as Lundstram all quit the club upon the expiry of their contracts in May.