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Ben White

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by King Binny, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. King Binny

    King Binny Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    Article: Liverpool are keeping tabs on defender Ben White following his starring role on loan at Leeds United this season, Football Insider has learned.

    The Premier League leaders are assessing potential centre-back options for next year and beyond amid doubts over the future of Dejan Lovren.

    A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that their scouts are on the trail of White and have been “blown away” by his development under Marcelo Bielsa’s guidance.

    The Championship promotion chasers have made the centre-back, 21, a mainstay of their team after he joined on a season-long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion during the summer.

    As revealed by Football Insider, the Seagulls now value White at more than £20million and have high hopes he can establish himself in their team when his Elland Road spell ends.

    Liverpool are unlikely to be the only leading Premier League club alerted to the displays of White.

    He has started all 11 of United’s Championship matches this season and was named the PFA Championship player of the month for August.


    White is not especially tall or aerially dominant for a centre-back – he stands at 6ft – but his awareness, timing and reading of the game is winning him many admirers.

    His polished distribution has been so impressive that Bielsa has suggested he could even play in central midfield.

    Football Insider revealed in August how Leeds had been blocked by Brighton from sealing a full-time White move during summer negotiations.

    This is the third loan of White’s career after previous spells in League One and League Two with Peterborough United and Newport County respectively.


    In other Leeds United news, the club are setting their sights on SPL big hitter for a SECOND time.


    Article: Ben White has been one of the stories of Leeds United's season so far.

    The 21-year-old has been an ever-present in the Championship for Marcelo Bielsa this term since his summer arrival on loan from Brighton, impressively filling the gap in the squad left by Pontus Jansson's departure.

    White's composed, calm appearances at the back saw him take home the PFA Fans' Player of the Month for August, with his ability on the ball drawing many plaudits.

    The latest of these admiring glances reportedly comes from Anfield, with European Champions Liverpool are said to be keeping tabs on the youngster and have been impressed by his development under Marcelo Bielsa, according to Football Insider .

    Leeds United realistically know that unless promotion is achieved, any permanent move for White at the end of his year-long loan spell is highly unlikely, but the player himself is keeping his focus solely on getting Leeds back to the Premier League.

    "It would be unbelievable," he told the Leeds United matchday programme ahead of the win over West Brom earlier this month.

    After third and fourth-tier loan spells at Peterborough and Newport over the past two seasons, this is the first time that White has played at Championship level and he believes the style of football in the second flight suits his game.

    "It's been easier than I thought it would be, but I think that is because of the players I have around me. In League Two it is very different, you don't play out or have options when you get the ball. Coming here, I have three or four options every time I get the ball and it is nice to see."


     
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    That's a great name for a Leeds player
     
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    Ijg Well-Known Member

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    Same name, age, height and similar look to a lad I work with, had to double check he isn’t secretly a championship footballer on the side
     
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