Sky Sports pundit Keith Andrews is adamant that Leeds United loan star Ben White will return to Brighton at the end of the season and play a key role at the AMEX.
White, 22, has been in tremendous form at Elland Road this term, playing every minute of every Championship match for Marcelo Bielsa.
The centre-back’s impressive performances have led to a number of Premier League clubs being linked with him.
According to The Athletic, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United have all shown an interest in White but Andrews sees him staying put at Brighton once his temporary deal at Elland Road expires.
“For me, he’ll be in that Brighton team next season without a shadow of a doubt because with the market the way it’s probably going to go in the summer, I don’t think they will get the price that would make them sell,” the former West Brom and Wolves midfielder told Sky Sports.
“When you look at the profile again, what attributes has he got? He’s Graham Potter’s type of centre-half. We’ve seen it in his Ostersunds side, we’ve seen it at Swansea and the centre-half he bought at Brighton, Webster, has similar types of characteristics, so you can tell the type of centre-half he likes.
“I would imagine Ben White fits really nicely into that.”
It is really hard to tell at the moment where White will be playing next season but the odds do seem to be stacked against Leeds.
Even though the Whites are a massive club and could be well-placed in the transfer market if they win promotion into the Premier League, it will be hard to fend off clubs like Liverpool, Man City and Man United, as much as we hate to admit it.
White is such a good player and provided he continues at the rate of development he’s had under Bielsa, he’s bound to be an England international in the coming years.
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