Ronaldo Vieira left Leeds United for Sampdoria earlier this summer, with the midfielder signing a long-term contract with the Italian giants.
The 20-year-old scored once in 32 appearances for Leeds last term, but struggled for consistency, and it was not much of a surprise when he departed ahead of the new season.
The 5ft 10in tall Vieira made his Serie A debut for Sampdoria on Sunday night, with the youngster appearing as a late substitute in his team’s 3-0 win over Napoli.
It was a huge moment for the England Under-21 international, who will be keen to prove that he has what it takes to operate in a major European league.
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Vieira posted a tweet on Sunday night after making his debut, and the Leeds fans were out in force with messages for the midfielder.
A number claimed that Leeds will be made to regret selling Vieira, and the majority insisted that the 5ft 10in ace would always be welcome back at Elland Road.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s supporters can be seen below:
Wishing you all the very best for your future, I think you’ll become a much better player, but sorry to see you go MOT
— Erika (@leedsmot4eva) September 2, 2018
Sorry to see you leave but you will always be welcome at ER.# MOT
— Tommy McGuinness (@luscbradford) September 3, 2018
Good luck fella. Only one English team worth coming back to… #MOT
— Chris Hardy (@LowfieldsLad77) September 2, 2018
Really pleased for you Ronny you’ll always be Leeds 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Kenneth Roy Brown (@kennybrown1964) September 3, 2018
Well done Ron lad it was a huge mistake letting you go as you will improve so much more in next few years.MOT
— Graham Lufc (@superwhites100) September 3, 2018
Nice one Ron, mad respect from my end anyway. I rekon you were a “Core” player for #lufc myself. Everyone has their own opinions. As long as ya enjoying it, buzzin! Smash it, peace
— Ollie W (@ollieunited) September 2, 2018
Best wishes Ronaldo, whatever the decision on you leaving, you’ll always be part of the LUFC family.
— David Beaumont (@davidglen23) September 2, 2018
Nice one! Sad to see you leave but think you’ll become a better player in Italy. Don’t forget us if you decide to come home.
— Carl Dixon (@CarlosTJackal68) September 3, 2018