Leeds United midfielder Ronaldo Viera has been called up to England under-20’s squad, according to the Yorkshire Post.

He will be included in the squad to play Portugal on Tuesday at Manchester City’s academy stadium.

The 19-year-old has been a regular for England’s under-20’s side since he was called up to the squad for the Toulon Tournament in May 2017. He helped England win the tournament by scoring the winning penalty against Ivory Coast in the final.

Viera was born in Guinea-Bissau. He is eligible to play for Guinea-Bissau, Portugal and England but has decided to play for England. He started his career in Portugal with Benfica but left in 2011.

He joined Leeds United in September 2015 and made his debut in May 2016, coming on as a substitute in a Championship fixture against Preston North End.

He was a regular for the Whites last season under Garry Monk and was a key part of his side who narrowly missed out on the Play-Offs. Viera won Leeds United’s Young Player of the Year last season.

However, this season he has found it harder to nail down a first-team place in Leeds’ starting eleven. He will be hoping he can impress their new boss Paul Heckingbottom playing for England under-20s and get back into his plans.

The England under-20’s, who are managed by Keith Downing, will be hoping to impress in a tough game against Portugal on Tuesday.

 


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