Transfers

Leeds target Ben White signs new four-year Brighton deal

The highly-rated centre-back has committed his future to the Seagulls, with a number of prominent clubs circling

 
4:14pm on Tuesday 1st September 2020
By
Paul Macdonald

Ben White, coveted by a number of Premier League clubs, has agreed an improved four-year deal with Brighton, running until June 2024.

The centre-back was an integral part of Leeds United's Championship-winning season, playing in every match and enhancing his growing reputation.

Marcelo Bielsa was extremely keen to sign White on a permanent deal and had made numerous enquiries, with Aston Villa and even Liverpool linked with a move for the 22-year-old.

But Brighton boss Graham Potter was always insistent that White is an integral part of the club's future and that it would take a gigantic offer in order for a sale to be considered.

Leeds have since turned to other targets and it appears that White will now spend next season at least on the south coast, having signed a contract with an increase in salary.

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Potter said of the defender following the friendly draw with Chelsea on Saturday: “He has got on with his work, he enjoys being with the players, he enjoys football.

“He just wants to get on and play football as well as he can.”

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