Leeds United supporters do not need reminding about how good Ben White has been since joining the Whites on loan from Brighton in the summer.

White, 22, has played every minute of every single Championship match for the Yorkshire giants, playing at the heart of the defence while also making a handful of appearances in the midfield.

While White’s attributes do not exactly best suit the midfield, one look at his displays at centre-back show why the defender is reportedly attracting widespread Premier League interest for when his loan spell at Elland Road ends.

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It was obvious from the off that Leeds signed themselves a talented young centre-back in the summer when White started the 2019/20 season in fine form.

His man of the match display against Stoke City on August 24 says everything we need to know about the defender.

According to stats by WhoScored, White completed five tackles, three interceptions and five clearances in the 3-0 win over the Potters.

He also managed to prove he can be a threat at the other end of the pitch by attempting three efforts at goal.

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White also impressed with the ball at his feet, completing 89.9 per cent of his passes.

Since joining Leeds, White has averaged 1.7 tackles, 2.3 interceptions and three clearances per game in the Championship. He was way above those averages in that win against Stoke.

His passing average for the season is also 85.3 per cent, so on that day against Stoke, the centre-back was also more accurate at finding his team-mates.

It was a complete display by White on that day with a clean sheet away at the Bet365 Stadium being every bit deserved.

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