Ben White has been a roaring success in the Championship for Leeds United.

A relative unknown when he joined, he has slotted straight into the backline, usually alongside Liam Cooper, and played 90 minutes in all 34 league games this season.

Leeds don’t have an option to buy him in the summer and there are other clubs interested.

Athletic journalist Phil Hay has said that if Leeds get promoted they will be able to compete for his signature but added that Liverpool are paying very close attention to him.

White was asked directly about the possibility of making his move to Leeds a permanent one and he didn’t rule it out.

“Who knows?” was his two-word response in the Daily Mail, but he seems to be enjoying his football under Marcelo Bielsa.

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White was much more forthcoming about the prospect of winning promotion with Leeds.

“It would mean the world,” White said. “I don’t think there would be a better team to do it with.”

White also talked about being moved up to midfield on occasions this season and admitted it was “tougher” but said he was enjoying it.

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White and his defensive teammates have found their form again after a real slump.

They started the season as the best defence in the league before letting in 18 goals in a 10-game run starting with the 3-3 draw against Cardiff.

However, two clean sheets in a row have solidified Leeds’ hold on a top-two spot and White will be looking for a hat-trick of shutouts on Wednesday at the Riverside.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay delivers Twitter update on Kalvin Phillips after injury in 1-0 v Reading


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