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Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips sends Instagram message to Ronaldo Vieira

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips reacts after the final whistle  during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Second Leg match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on May 15,...

Kalvin Phillips and Ronaldo Vieira came through the ranks at Leeds United.

Ronaldo Vieira of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on April 13, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips complimented his former teammate Ronaldo Vieira on Instagram by lauding his strength after Sampdoria returned to pre-season training. 

In 2018, Leeds parted ways with their highly-rated midfielder when he made the switch from the English Championship to Italy and to Sampdoria [BBC Spor]

 

Whilst Phillips makes preparations for the upcoming season with Leeds, Vieira will be looking to make his mark in Serie A where he is aiming to earn regular game time. 

Nonetheless, here is Vieira's message on Instagram, and then Phillips sending his former teammate a message: 

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Since making the switch to Italy, Vieira has only made 15 appearances for the Italian club, as he will be hoping to become a regular this term. 

As for Phillips, working under Marcelo Bielsa last season has resulted in him producing his best form and perhaps becoming the best player in his position in the Championship. 

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips vies for possession with Sheffield Wednesday's Steven Fletcher  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland...

A player like Vieira would do wonders under Bielsa and there's no doubt that the Elland Road faithful would love Phillips and Vieira to team up again in the middle of the park. 

But Leeds might need promotion to the Premier League if that were to happen as Bielsa's side will be hoping to put that heartbreak of the play-off defeat to Derby behind ahead of the new campaign. 

Surprising to some, ahead of the new season, Leeds have opted to part ways with defender Pontus Jansson, who has been a key figure at the back for the club in recent years [BBC Sport]

Pontus Jansson of Sweden during the  EURO Qualifier match between Spain  v Sweden  at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 10, 2019 in Madrid Spain

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