Brighton posted a tweet about Leeds United loanee Ben White today and it’s left their fans feeling rather smug.

The tweet featured a quote from an interview with their technical director Dan Ashworth, who said, “We’ve been delighted with him. He is part of our plans and a talent we’ll be looking to keep for a number of years at the club.”

White has played every single Championship game this season and Leeds fans would love to keep him past the current season-long loan.

That’s looking like it could be tough.

Not only are Brighton intent on keeping him, White has also been attracting attention from some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League.

Liverpool, Man United and Man City have all been credited with an interest in the centre-back.

The best hope for Leeds lie with Brighton getting relegated this season – they’re currently two points off the drop zone – and White seeing his future best served under Bielsa.

The Leeds manager has trusted White with the holding midfield role at Leeds while Kalvin Phillips has been out and he might see Bielsa as key to his future.

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However, Brighton fans have spent Saturday crowing about White since the tweet was sent. And Leeds fans will just have to take it on the chin (and secretly hope his parent side goes down).

In the meantime, here are the Brighton reactions that show the secret of White is well and truly out in the open.

We liked the comment from one south-coaster who rebuked a Brighton fan for calling us “muppets” saying, “Bit mean, we should thank them for giving him the game time he needed to progress as well as he has.”

Indeed.

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