When Ronaldo Vieira left Leeds United in 2018, there was some disappointment around the club.

The youngster was very highly rated, and expected to on to achieve good things. Leeds needed money for their own transfer business, and in that context the move was accepted by fans without much trouble, although the feeling of what-could-have-been was certainly around.

Leeds got €7.5m from Sampdoria, and in his first season the midfielder put together 594 Serie A minutes. He was clearly not a major part of the team, but there were no big worries with injuries.

The following season was better, with over 1800 minutes in the league, with just a small patella injury at the end of the campaign. Sent on loan to Hellas Verona for the last campaign, the situation was very different and muscle injuries kept the player out of action for much of the season.

On his return to Sampdoria, the Genoa club agreed to sell Ronaldo Vieira to Sheffield United, only for that move to collapse after a medical.

Calciomercato report the player has been out of action so far this season due to a fracture in his right foot. According to the report, Sampdoria will likely look for another loan, hoping he can regain some value.

As it stands, it’s described as ‘unthinkable’ that Sampdoria could get back the €7.5m they paid Leeds, with any permanent transfer for the 23-year-old likely to see a big loss.