Former Leeds United midfielder Romario Vieira has recently been on trial at Bradford City, as revealed by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The 20-year-old, who is the brother of Sampdoria’s Ronaldo Vieira, was released by Leeds in the summer despite knocking on the door of the first-team during the 2017/18 campaign.

Following his Elland Road exit, he spent time with Doncaster Rovers and Notts County on a trial basis but failed to earn a permanent contract.

The Guinea-Bissau international is now said to have trained with League One side Bradford City, but it has not been confirmed whether the midfielder is still on the Bantams’ radar or if he has been released.

Doncaster boss McCann claimed the decision not to sign Vieira was made because he was on par with players already within the club’s ranks:

“Romario was more of a [long term]project and we felt, looking at the young lads who we’ve got at the club, it wouldn’t be the right thing to bring a player in that was on par with a Cody Prior or a Jacob Fletcher or a Morgan James.

We’ve got to believe in the players that are here. They’ve been given pro contracts for a reason. We’ve got to get amongst them and when they join in with the first team we’ve got to make sure they’re ready for the first team.

“That was the reason I didn’t do it.”

Bradford City currently occupy 22nd in the League One table following a poor start to the season. It wouldn’t be surprising to see David Hopkin bolster his ranks in an attempt to lift the club out of the relegation zone and Vieira would be available as a free agent.

The Bantams’ next test comes on Saturday when they visit Accrington Stanley.

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