One of Leeds’ former players may be on the move for big money this week as Ronaldo Vieira has been linked with both Burnley and West Ham.
The two Premier League sides would have to pay a pretty penny to land the midfielder though – Sampdoria are asking for €20m (£16.8m) for his services.
It must be annoying for United to see a player they let go for just £6.2m potentially about to move for over £10m more than that, but there is a silver lining.
Indeed, it’s been revealed that the Whites will receive a slice of whatever he’s sold for.
The Athletic reported that Vieira is the subject of interest from two Premier League sides, and as you can imagine, that prompted Leeds fans to ask questions about any potential sell-on clause.
As always, Phil Hay was the man with the info, and he gave a supporter a positive update on Leeds’ standing with Vieira.
there is sell-on, yes. Need to find out the exact level of it.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 27, 2020
With Leeds struggling in terms of FFP this could give them the helping hand they need in order to be comfortable for the rest of the season – especially after the Whites were made to settle for yet another loan deal with an option to buy, bringing in Jean-Kevin Augustin on Monday.
Of course, we don’t know what United’s sell-on percentage would be, but even if it’s something minimal like 5%, it would still be a welcomed boost to their coffers.
Selling Vieira for £6.2m just 18 months ago for him to then be sold for over double that this month would sting, but this would help alleviate at least some of that pain.
In other news, one of Leeds’ reported transfer targets has been put up for sale.