Man Utd join race for ‘the most wanted player in England’

Date published: Monday 17th August 2020 1:10

The Seagulls believe White 'will be worth much more next year' with a full season under his belt in the PL.

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Man Utd have reportedly joined the transfer battle for Brighton centre-back Ben White, who is attracting interest from a host of clubs.

The Brighton defender completed his season-long loan at Leeds at the end of July, for whom he played a key role as they won promotion to the Premier League.

His performances for Leeds mean that the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham have all been linked with a move for White.


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And now The Sun claims that Man Utd have entered the race for White and that ‘every top six club in the Premier League made contact’.

Brighton value White ‘at more than £50m’ and are set to reject a bid of £35m from Leeds, while out of the top six clubs Liverpool are ‘showing the strongest interest of all’.

The Seagulls believe White ‘will be worth much more next year’ with a full season under his belt in the Premier League and are keen not to let him go on the cheap.

On a potential move to Liverpool, his former boss at Newport County, Michael Flynn, recently said: “I’d love to see him at Liverpool. I know Pep Lijnders, the assistant, he’s an unbelievable coach.

“So I know he will help Ben improve. He’s got to do what’s best for Ben White. That could be getting a season in the Premier League with regular games at Brighton, which I think he could do.

“[Brighton boss] Graham Potter might want to keep him and bring him on and then sell him for more money after a year in the Premier League.

“That’s a decision for Ben, but for biased reasons, I’d be edging him towards Liverpool.”

 

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