By Craig Scott

9th Apr, 2020 | 7:00am

'We must buy him', 'Pay whatever it takes' - Some Leeds fans react to Sky commentator claim

Leeds United fans have been urging the club to strike a deal for Brighton defender Ben White amid interest from Premier League giants Liverpool.

Sky Sports commentator Gary Weaver has this week offered an update on Liverpool’s pursuit of the 22-year-old, claiming that scout Andy O’Brien has watched him in almost every match he’s played this season.

Weaver made the claim on Sky Sports’ EFL podcast, adding that “big teams are interested” in the defender.

White has been on loan at Leeds from Brighton all season and has played a huge role in the strongest defence in the Championship.

It was always going to be a massive job for White to replace Pontus Jansson after the popular Swede left Elland Road to join Brentford in the summer. However the Liverpool target has been superb and interest in him is no surprise.

Now, Leeds fans want to see the club spring into action amid Liverpool’s keen interest in the defender.

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One says that the Whites should “pay whatever it takes” to ensure that White is their player next season. But that is bound to depend on whether or not Leeds United is a Premier League club or not.

Here is a selection of their tweets:

In other Leeds United news, this midfielder was “delighted” to leave Leeds last summer.