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Morning Leeds-in for 23 July: Tyler Roberts finally makes his Leeds debut

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Wales U16 v England U16 - Victory Shield Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images

So it actually happened.

Tyler Roberts finally played in a match for Leeds.

Roberts had transferred to Leeds from West Bromwich Albion during last season’s January transfer window, but after picking up an injury in his very first training session with Leeds, he failed to make an appearance for the club.

The 19-year old had a decent scoring record in League 1 for Walsall, scoring five goals and getting three assists in 17 league games in the 2017-18 season, meaning that he was involved in a goal every other game. Let’s hope he can bring some of that scoring rate to Leeds this season, as he’ll be needed.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Leeds & Southend drew 1-1 at Roots Hall in the latest preseason friendly. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Stoke sign James McClean from West Bromwich Albion in a £5 million deal. [BBC.com]

Liverpool lost 1 - 3 to Borussia Dortmund in Charlotte, North Carolina. [Liverpool Offside]

World Football Links

The rumour of Karim Benzema moving from Real Madrid to AC Milan is silly. [AC Milan Offside]

Monterrey beat Pachuca in the opening weekend of the Apertura 2018 in Mexico. [FMF State of Mind]

Any move for Gonzalo Higuain to go from Juventus to Chelsea is not “imminent.” [Black & White & Read All Over]

Some idiots brawled before the Venezia v Fiorentina preseason friendly. A friendly, y’all. [Viola Nation]

A look at AS Roma’s preseason squad list for the friendlies in the United States. [Chiesa di Totti]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy visited the Philadelphia Union, and after Zlatan did Zlatan things, the Galaxy won 3-1. [Brotherly Game]