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After international breakthrough, will Romario Vieira earn new Leeds United deal?

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After international breakthrough, will Romario Vieira earn new Leeds United deal?

The teenager is out of contract at Leeds United this summer.

Leeds United have been enjoying some time away from action this week, with the club’s form underwhelming. It has also been a busy international break for many of the Leeds players.

In fact, two Leeds players have actually made their international debuts this week. Hadi Sacko featured against Japan for his Mali bow whilst Romario Vieira also made his international debut. The 19-year-old midfielder is the brother of current first-teamer Ronaldo Vieira. But whilst his sibling is targeting a future with the England national teams, Romario has played for the country of their birth Guinea-Bissau. The teenager featured as a substitute as Guinea-Bissau took on Burkina Faso in an international friendly.

For the youngster it was quite the feat, considering he is yet to make his Leeds United first-team debut.

Unlike Ronaldo, who has featured for Leeds’s first-team over 60 times, Romario has only made the bench for the Whites on two occasions and not yet come into play.

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 26: A Leeds fan celebrates after they score during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

So playing for his country is a testament to how well he has performed with the under-23s in recent months.

But will Romario receive a new contract with Leeds?

The 19-year-old is a free agent in the summer, with his Leeds deal coming to an end. However, it does not look like he will be receiving a new one at present.

Leeds have been lacking in the midfield area this season and a fresh face might have been welcomed. Still however Romario has not been called into the Leeds first-team by wither Thomas Christiansen of Paul Heckingbottom.

Time will tell if Romario does receive a new contract and perhaps the international breakthrough will help his cause. But it would not be a surprise to see his name on the released list at Elland Road come summer.      

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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