Arsenal legend and Frenchman, Patrick Vieira advises his name sake who has garnered huge media attention.
Leeds United’s Ronaldo Vieira has gained serious attention in the past month and has now caught the attention of his namesake – former France and Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira.
The World Cup winner posted on a popular social media website, Twitter, via i2i Soccer Academy, a signed jersey reading:
“To Ronaldo. Good luck, from Patrick Vieira.”
According to their Twitter, the Frenchman spent a considerable amount of time talking to young players who are part of their scheme. Ronaldo Vieira penned his first professional contract with Leeds United last week, a deal which will see him stay at Elland Road for the next two years. The Portuguese youngster recently made his debut for the Leeds first-team, coming on as a late substitute against Preston North End. This came just days after he had signed a new deal at the club. He agreed a two-year professional deal at the start of the month.
The 17 year-old is highly rated by the Whites and was snapped up last summer after leaving the i2i Academy. Starting his youth career in Portugal with Benfica, Vieira then moved to York City before joining the New York-based i2i. His preferred position is in the center of midfield and his main qualities are his speed, power and strength. The midfielder, who was born in Guinea Bissau, made his senior debut for Leeds on May 7th in a league game against Preston. There is a long road ahead for Leeds’ Vieira. But if he carries on this trajectory the sky is the limit, and no doubt Patrick Vieira will be keeping a lookout on his progress.
Leeds United have developed a fine reputation in recent years for developing young talent and have helped many others grow into talented players in the time past. The question on everyone lips is if the player would be another Leeds hit.
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They were hoping to negotiate a free transfer for the midfielder, but Yorkshire Evening Post reports claims the club wants to collect a transfer fee. Continue reading LEEDS STILL KEEN ON BRIDCUTT
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The player who was named Young Player of the Year has attracted interests from bigger clubs but Wolves insist that they do not have any intention of selling him. Indeed, the player has signed an improved contract with Wolves last season that will see him stay at the club until 2019. Continue reading Wolves: Iorfa is not for sale
Leeds United has helped form careers of several players. One such player is Botaka. Jordan Botaka is working hard to earn his place in the team.
He might have it tough now, but it is one player who has had it tough from the very beginning. As a result, he is ready to put in efforts and face adversity as he plays for Leeds United. Playing as a winger for the team, he is ready to put in efforts to improve his game. Continue reading Botaka Gets Back His Momentum In Leeds United
London Donovan expressed his confidence and belief that the US national team will be able to qualify for the World Cup without any issues.
A 2-0 loss against Guatemala was surprising for the national team, which has qualified for every edition of the World Cup since 1990. This result puts the national team in a difficult spot going into the last three games. Donovan, who has played in the last few editions but missed out on the World Cup 2014, claims that he is confident of success in the last three games and qualifying to the tournament. Continue reading London Donovan expressed his confidence and belief on US national Team
Leeds United made substantial progress to climb from the relegation zone in the last few weeks. This was thanks to an unbeaten run of eight matches. Since suffering the 1-0 loss against QPR back towards the end of November, the club achieved some great results over the last two months.
However, it has just come to an end with a crushing 2-1 loss against Ipswich Town while playing away from home. This led to manager Steve Evans claiming that the team needs more quality in order to start pushing for promotion. This has been the ambition for the club over the last decade. Continue reading Leeds United made substantial progress to climb from the relegation zone