Ronaldo Vieira has wished his former club Leeds United good luck on Twitter ahead of the play-offs.
The Whites kick off their play-off campaign on Saturday evening when they travel to Derby County for the first leg of a semi-final tie.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa and West Brom County clash in the other semi-final in an all-Midlands affair.
Leeds just missed out on automatic promotion after a gruelling 46-game season and three matches now stand in their way if they want to make the Premier League.
Vieira was sold by Marcelo Bielsa last summer to Serie A club Sampdoria, where he’s managed just 13 games across all competitions.
The 20-year-old came though the ranks at Elland Road and Andrea Radrizzani admitted to BBC Sport the midfielder had to be sold to help fund investment, something that didn’t please Bielsa.
“Massive good luck to the boys today, been fantastic all season, go and make an unforgettable one,” Vieira wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Vieira was expected to become a regular in the Leeds team for years before his move to Italy and did make 71 senior appearances for the Yorkshire club.
He is a highly-rated central midfielder that has great energy in the centre of the park and is technically gifted.
He did leave a gap at Elland Road when he departed last summer, but it’s another academy product in the shape of Kalvin Phillips that has taken over his role.
Phillips, 23, also come through the youth ranks for Leeds and is a deep-lying midfielder that has been a revelation under Bielsa this campaign.