Leeds potentially reviving Romanczuk interest as Vieira replacement could be a masterstroke

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United may need a midfielder to replace Ronaldo Vieira.

Leeds United's Guinea Bissau midfielder Ronaldo Vieira (L) vies with Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno during the EFL (English Football League) Cup quarter-final football match...

Ronaldo Vieira has sealed his exit from Leeds United, which could net the club a reported £6.2 million [via SkySports].

It is a gamble by Leeds to sell the midfielder, who was not in manager Marcelo Bielsa's immediate plans for next season, because they will still need a replacement to bulk up the squad's depth.

 

Fortunately Leeds may have already identified a replacement, having had a bid turned down for Taras Romanczuk in the past week.

Romanczuk is a Poland international who Daily Mail report Leeds had an offer of £1.2 million turned down for by his homeland club Jagiellonia BiaƂystok.

Selling Ronaldo Vieira gives the Whites extra cash, and a more immediate need to revive their interest and return with an improved offer.

Marseille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on during the French L1 football match between Girondins de Bordeaux (FCGB) and Marseille (OM) on April 12, 2015 at the Chaban-...

Romanczuk, 26, is more experienced than Vieira and also more specialised in terms of being tactically astute and focused on playing as a defensive midfielder.

With countryman Mateusz Klich showing in pre-season he can handle a more attacking role, Leeds have a need for a defensive minded player added to their midfield, especially with Kalvin Phillips potentially being used in defence.

Returning for Romanczuk would let Leeds sign a Vieira replacement and save millions in cash, which could be spent on further attacking or defensive reinforcements.

If he turns out to be an upgrade, or a player who has more trust from Bielsa than Vieira would have, then it would be a masterstroke by the Whites.

Mexico's forward Roberto Carlos Alvardo Hernandez (C) scores past England's midfielder Ronaldo Vieira (L) during the Maurice Revello International tournament Under 20 football football...

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