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Paul Robinson has urged Leeds United to try and re-sign Ben White in the summer.
He thinks that White would be the perfect answer to the age-old holding midfielder role at Leeds.
Athletic journalist Phil Hay reported that Leeds want to sign a left-back and cover for Phillips as the priority positions in the summer.
Robinson said there would be an issue bringing in a world-class holding midfielder as cover, and said that signing a player who can play two positions is the answer.
He thinks Ben White is the “ideal player” for Leeds.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “It’s a difficult one. You can’t really go and get a world-class midfielder and tell him he’ll only play when Kalvin Phillips is injured or suspended.
“So then you have to get a player who can play in midfield but can drop back to the defensive midfield position.
“Or get a centre-back like Ben White who can also play in the holding midfield role. Like Ledley King did at Spurs – he could play centre-half or holding midfield and is just as capable at both.
“I thought that’s what Leeds would do in January but Ben White would be the obvious answer to that problem.
“Looking at the league and looking at where Brighton are, if they get relegated or even if they don’t, I’d like Leeds to try and sign him again. He’s absolutely the ideal player for them.
“I’d really like Leeds to go back for him in the summer.”
Leeds fans believe that there’s still unfinished business with Ben White at Leeds.
White is also getting more grounding in the defensive midfield role where he’s been played. a lot by Graham Potter.
We do think he’d be the ideal signing but we can’t see Brighton getting relegated. And, if they don’t, it will be hard to get him from the south coast club.
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