Brighton have taken four points from games against Leicester City and Arsenal since the Premier League restarted – and that is a blow for Leeds United.
Ben White has been on loan at Elland Road this season from the south coast club and has done so well in West Yorkshire that fans are urging the club to sign him permanently.
However it is widely accepted that it will be difficult to sign White but a deal would be easier to pull off if Brighton were relegated and Leeds were promoted to the Premier League.
According to SussexLive, the “biggest factor” to White’s future at the AMEX Stadium is whether or not Brighton are a Premier League club next season.
And based on their last two results – a draw with high-flying Leicester and a 2-1 win against Arsenal – Brighton have been handed a major boost towards keeping the centre-back.
Brighton’s last two results have seen them move up to 15th in the Premier League standings and six points clear of the relegation zone.
They have seven games left to play and have winnable fixtures against Norwich, Newcastle, Burnley and Southampton that could help elevate them to the magic 40-point mark.
It would be a huge blow for Leeds if they could not sign White permanently from Brighton but many are beginning to accept that a deal is falling out of their reach.
And if Graham Potter’s side keep on picking up points against teams they are expected to – and not expected to – then Brighton’s safety is going to be assured.
If White does end up staying at the AMEX then we just hope that Leeds will have the pleasure of playing against him next season in the top-flight.
Leeds and White deserve to be in the Premier League.
It is just a pity that they might not be in it together.
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