By Paddy Kenny

4th Aug, 2021 | 8:07am

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.

In other news, elite Premier League side told to bin pursuit of Sheffield United star Ramsdale in favour of 23-year-old.