Sources: Sheffield United agree to sign Leeds academy product Vieira
Sheffield United have agreed to sign ex-Leeds United midfielder Ronaldo Vieira from Sampdoria, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The Blades have been locked in negotiations with the Italian side over a move that would see the Leeds United academy product return to England.
A United source has told Football Insider the club have now agreed to sign the 23-year-old on loan with a view to a permanent deal.
Vieira was sold by Leeds back in 2019 and has had a mixed time over in Italy.
Sampdoria are prepared to let him head out temporarily once again after a spell at Hellas Verona last season.
The midfielder still has two years left on his contract in Italy.
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However, he has fallen down the pecking order in Genoa.
He has made 44 appearances for the club but none of those came during the 2020/21 campaign.
Instead, he managed to make just six appearances for Hellas Verona as injury decimated his campaign.
He suffered a serious muscle problem in October and he managed to feature just twice more before the end of the season.
The midfielder was allowed to join Verona after struggling to cement a place in the Sampdoria starting XI.
He managed to make 20 league starts during the 2019/20 season before being shipped out on loan.
A move to Sheffield United would see Vieira return the Championship after breaking through the youth ranks at Leeds.
He made a total of 71 appearances for the Whites, with two goals and four assists under his belt.