Ronaldo Vieira describes his brilliant rise to Leeds United first-team

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The teenager has made a dramatic climb to the first-team at Elland Road.

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Leeds United have rightfully developed a reputation for bringing through top young talent over the years, with the likes of Lewis Cook, Sam Byram and Charlie Taylor all recent examples.

The latest player off the conveyor belt might just prove to be Portuguese-Guinea-Bissauan youngster Ronaldo Vieira.

The 18-year-old caused excitement simply because of his name when he signed papers with the Yorkshire club in 2015.

The teenager has told LUTV today about his brilliant rise to first-team football at Leeds and admits he is happy with the progress he has made:

“I think I have done well so far and have just got to keep working. Hopefully I’ll get more minutes on the pitch this season and then just building up from there.

“It’s been great to be fair, since I signed scholar and after a year I got given my professional contract and making my debut. Now being with the first-team throughout the pre-season. I am happy with what I have achieved so far.”

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Vieira has certainly been impressive in his progression.

He made his debut for the first-team at the end of last season, featuring as Leeds drew 1-1 with Preston North End, and has been training with the Leeds first-team throughout pre-season.

With that in mind it appears that Vieira might indeed be in for some more first-team football at Leeds United throughout the 2016-17 season as the club look to push up the league table under the management of former Swansea boss Garry Monk and his team.

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