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Morning Leeds-in for 19 December: Samu Saiz says goodbye to Leeds

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Samu Saiz says goodbye to Leeds.

He thanked the fans and city and the bosses at Leeds for being “understanding” about his desire to move back to Spain and Madrid (Getafe is on the outskirts of Madrid). If it’s the rumoured family issue that has taken him back home, then well, most fans would understand. And plus, it appears that Leeds have doubled their money on him, which is a strange thing: Leeds, making a good transfer deal? Surely not.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Leeds are reportedly interested in a move for Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow. [Through It All Together]

Byran Nelson from Coming Home Newcastle was nice enough to answer some questions about Darlow. [Through It All Together]

Jon McKenzie spoke with James Ruston on the Holtecast to preview Leeds v Aston Villa. [7500 to Holte]

England and English Football Links

Blackpool FC advanced to meet Arsenal in the FA Cup after needing a replay and extra team to defeat non-league Solihull Moors. [The Short Fuse]

A look at Everton’s financial statements. [Royal Blue Mersey]

World Football Links

AC Milan drew 0-0 with Bologna. [AC Milan Offsides]

Mexico announced a pair of friendlies in the United States in March. [FMF State of Mind]

The “Paul Pogba is coming back to Juventus” rumours will hit a fever pitch over the next few weeks. [Black & White & Read All Over]

Lega Serie A could extend January transfer window from the 18th to the 31st. [Football-Italia.net]