Former Leeds MD David Haigh reacts to Ronaldo Vieira transfer reports

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

Leeds United midfielder Ronaldo Vieira has been linked with a move away from Elland Road, and former Whites managing director David Haigh has expressed his disbelief.

GFH Capital’s Deputy Chief Executive David Haigh (R) and Director Salem Patel pose for photos pitchside before announcing GFH Capital's buy out of Leeds United Football ClubFormer Leeds managing director David Haigh (R)

Former Leeds United managing director David Haigh has reacted on Twitter to reports coming from the Daily Mirror's live transfer feed (June 17th 2017; 10:50pm) that have suggested that the Whites could cash in on Ronaldo Vieira this summer if they receive a bid of £10 million. 

Vieira is one of the brightest prospects currently coming through at Elland Road, and it had appeared that new sole owner Andrea Radrizzani was well aware of that fact, agreeing a new four-year deal with the teenager with his first notable act since completing his full takeover of the club (via BBC Sport).

The 18-year-old was fantastic during his first full season in the first-team, certainly not looking out of place and often putting in some of his better displays in the bigger games, so it is hardly surprising that he appears to be attracting plenty of attention.

What is arguably surprising however, is that the Mirror's live transfer feed (June 17th 2017; 10:50pm) suggests that Leeds only want £10 million for a player who arguably has the potential to be worth considerably more than that amount.

Leeds United’s Ronaldo Vieira celebrates after the matchLeeds United’s Ronaldo Vieira

And former Leeds MD Haigh appears to certainly feel that losing Vieira for such a small amount would be a major mistake from the Yorkshire club, suggesting that the eight-figure fee would only be worth a fraction of what he would be looking for if he was still at the club in response to the report. 

And given how well Vieira has played this past season, it is unlikely that many Leeds supporters will disagree with Haigh's thoughts on the situation.

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