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Morning Leeds-in For 31 January: Is letting Andy Lonergan leave for Sunderland a gamble?

Plus links for the day.

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Well, it’s official.

As SBNation site Roker Report told us last week, Andy Lonergan is on his way to Sunderland to link up with former Fulham manager Kit Symons, who is now part of the backroom staff under Chris Coleman at the Stadium of Light.

Leeds have allowed Lonergan to leave, and honestly, it’s not that big of a deal. Leeds didn’t look very good when Lonergan was between the sticks, and his outing at Brentford was extremely poor. Felix Wiedwald has recovered from whatever problems he seemed to have earlier in the season, and was arguably the Man of the Match against Hull yesterday.

It is a little unnerving to see that the club is going with either Bailey Peacock-Farrell or Kamil Miazek as the only backup. Peacock-Farrell hasn’t proven himself at this level yet, and Miazek has been primarily a youth player in his career.

Then again, Thomas Christiansen said that Leeds weren’t getting any more players Monday, and now Christiansen is saying that Tyler Roberts was on his way from West Brom, so take whatever he says, as usual, with a huge grain of salt.

Anyway, on to the links.

Leeds United Links

Leeds in “advanced talks” to sign West Bromwich Albion forward Tyler Roberts. [Through It All Together]

Recap of the piss-poor match against Hull City. [Through It All Together]

Jack graded the players. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Jack Harrison, formerly of New York City FC, has signed with Manchester City and will go to Middlesbrough on loan. [SBNation]

Another spitting incident, this time from West Ham United’s Arthur Masuaku, spotlights that in England, according to the FA, spitting at someone is worse than breaking someone’s leg and about the same as racially abusing them. [SBNation]

Arsenal, on the verge of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, lost to Swansea City 1-3 at home. Ouch. [The Short Fuse]

World Football Links

The CONCACAF Champions League Match between Club Tijuana and CF Motagua has been moved to Edinburg, Texas because of political violence in Honduras. And yes, I had to use Google Maps to find Edinburg, Texas as well. [FMF State of Mind]

Cyle Larin’s move to Besiktas from Orlando City is officially completed. [The Mane Land]

Mexico’s LigaMX and MLS from the United States are discussing having a “champions” match between the winners of the two leagues. [ESPN.com]