Impressive youngster Vieira signs new Leeds United deal

Ronaldo Vieira in action in his first season with Leeds United.
Ronaldo Vieira in action in his first season with Leeds United.

Talented youngster Ronaldo Vieira has delivered a boost to Leeds United by putting pen to paper on a new four-year deal with the club.

The 18-year-old enjoyed a highly successful first year in the Leeds first team in the season just finished and has been rewarded with a pay rise and a new contract that replaces his previous three-year deal, tying him to the Elland Road club until the summer of 2021.

Vieira received his first international call-up last week and is currently training with the England under-20s squad selected ahead of the Toulon Tournament in France.

His rise at Leeds, who originally signed him to their youth-team ranks from the i2i academy, has been dramatic since he signed his first professional deal only last May. Vieira was handed an immediate debut as a substitute against Preston two days later and has been part of United’s first-team squad ever since. Vieira played 38 times in the 2016-17 season and scored his first goal away to Norwich City in November.

United, meanwhile, have confirmed that more than 15,000 season tickets have now been sold for the 2017-18 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

The number has now passed the 2016-17 total with Leeds already sure of their highest number of season ticket holders since 2004.