Leeds United midfielder Ronaldo Vieira looks to be on the verge of signing for Serie A side Sampdoria having been pictured landing in Italy, and Whites fans on Twitter know who they want to replace the 20-year-old.
The England U21 international is reported to have been the subject of a £7m bid from the Italian club, and considering he looked as though he was only going to play a bit-part role this season given his pre-season so far under Marcelo Bielsa, it appears as though the Yorkshire outfit have cashed in.
The search for his replacement will now have begun, and some of the Elland Road faithful appear to want technically-gifted Brentford defensive midfielder Ryan Woods, who has impressed and made 127 appearances for the Bees since joining them from Shrewsbury Town in 2015.
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Leeds supporters, some of whom are desperate for the club not to re-sign a former 23-year-old star, were quick to have their say on the 24-year-old Championship ace via social media, and while one described him as “better than Vieira”, another said “Woods is the obvious choice”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
So with Vieira gone/going Phil said in his podcast they’d move to get a replacement. I want Woods.
— Simon O'Rourke (@simon_orourke) July 31, 2018
Woods would be amazing
— ???Benny Tayls??? (@BennyTaylsLUFC) July 31, 2018
I think Woods is the obvious choice . Agreed.
Can we get him is the question though? Apparently we have shown a mild interest.
— James (@JamesRR96LUFC) July 31, 2018
I'll happily take Ryan Woods off Brentford ??#LUFC
— michael smith (@miffy66) July 31, 2018
Would Love Ryan Woods at leeds to replace Vieira
— Ryan (@Ryan031083) July 30, 2018
Ryan Woods would be a reyt signing better than Vieira imo
— Alex Farquhar (@AlexFarquhar8) July 31, 2018
@PhilHayYEP Have Leeds taken any interest in Ryan Woods from Brentford? Would seem the perfect replacement for Vieira if the reports are correct.
— Kian? (@KianPLUFC) July 30, 2018